Positive Design and Appreciative Construction: From Sustainable Development to Sustainable Value

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Appreciative Inquiry has touched and inspired the work of thousands who apply its development principles in a wide range of settings including industry, government, spiritual, and not-for-profit organizations.

The Advances in Appreciative Inquiry series advocates a science of positive human organizations, positive relationships, and positive modalities of change in order to create world benefit for individuals, organizations, and communities. The book series is dedicated to the advancement of Appreciative Inquiry as an approach to organizational and human development, and as an interdisciplinary, nondeficit theory of positive change processes in human systems. Guided by the ethos of Appreciative Inquiry, the book series supports an ongoing, distributed inquiry into the true, the good, the better, and the possible. It is dedication to advancing a "scholarship of the positive" and "positive scholarship."

The book series facilitates an emergent dialogue within the social sciences and supports innovative and challenging scholarly work. The third volume, Positive Design and Appreciative Construction: From Sustainable Development to Sustainable Value, revolves around four fundamental perspectives on sustainable value, namely organizational and strategic perspectives, positive design perspectives, appreciative intelligence perspectives, and social entrepreneurship perspectives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857243690
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • Publication date: 10/25/2010
  • Series: Advances in Appreciative Inquiry Series, #3
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 345
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors xi

Foreword xiii

Introduction to Positive Design and Appreciative Construction: From Sustainable Development to Sustainable Value Tojo Thatchenkery Michel Avital David L. Cooperrider 1

Part I Organizational and Strategic Perspectives

Creating Sustainable Value: A Strength-Based Whole System Approach Chris Laszlo David L. Cooperrider 17

Designing A Positive Image: Corporate Branding and Social Responsibility Mary Jo Hatch Philip H. Mirvis 35

Bridging Design and Management for Sustainability: Epistemological Problems and Possibilities Ulla Johansson Jill Woodilla 57

A Whole New Value: Driving Innovation, Sustainability, and Prosperity Through Appreciative Inquiry Nadya Zhexembayeva 77

Part II Positive Design Perspectives

The Road to Sustainable Value: The Path-Dependent Construction of Sustainable Innovation as Sociomaterial Practices in the Car Industry Wietske van Osch Michel Avital 99

Stewardship Design Principles: Learning From Living Systems (Birds) to Codesign Fast-Forward Futures Anthony E. Smith 117

Forms of Government and Systemic Sustainability: A Positive Design Approach to the Design of Information Systems Kenneth E. Kendall Julie E. Kendall 137

The Generative Potential of Participatory Geographic Information Systems Dirk S. Hovorka Nancy Auerbach 157

Part III Appreciative Intelligence Perspectives

The Art Museum as Laboratory for Reimagining a Sustainable Future Theresa McNichol 177

Two Inquiry-Based Approaches to Sustainable Value: Positive Design and Integrative Thinking David Dunne 195

Sustainability and Organizational Change: Employees' Perspective on the Case of Streamline Manufacturing Hilary Bradbury-Huang 215

Appreciative Intelligence in Action - A Case Study of Sustainable Value Creation by Irupana Organic Food of Bolivia Michael Daniel Metzger H├ęctor Martinez Miguel Angel Lopez 237

Part IV Social Entrepreneurship Perspectives

Social Entrepreneurship: A Model for Sustainable Value Creation Michael Pirson 259

Sustainability and Impact of Microfinance Institutions: A Case Study of Accion San Diego Kokila Doshi 275

Positive Design and Construction of Mechanisms for the Sustainable Development of Microenterprises in Africa Carol Dalglish Judy Matthews 297

Creating Macro Actors for Sustainable Development Chester C. Warzynski Alesia Krupenikava 319

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