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Bonnedahl, Karl JohanORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-8089-1952
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Bonnedahl, K. J. & Caramujo, M. J. (2019). Beyond an absolving role for sustainable development: Assessing consumption as a basis for sustainable societies. Sustainable Development, 27(1), 61-68
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2019 (English)In: Sustainable Development, ISSN 0968-0802, E-ISSN 1099-1719, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 61-68Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Three decades after the launch of sustainable development as a key objective for the global community, the unsustainable exploitation of the planet's species, spaces and systems continues. This paper examines this failure by discussing the strategy of control over nature, and the idea of balance between human endeavour and nature, inherent in the term sustainable. The relevance of such ecological balance is assessed by comparing how consumption typically appears in modern human societies versus nature. This presents traits of the human actor which depart significantly from the traits of actors in typified natural settings, from which ideas of ecological balance are taken. Calling for an alternative framing of the relationship between human society and nature, possible adaptation towards a biological understanding of such a relationship is discussed through features of today's consumption, including its connection to needs, the role of labour, and the use of energy and technology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
biology, consumption, ecological balance, nature, sustainable development
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
biology; environmental science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-150789 (URN)10.1002/sd.1862 (DOI)000458174300006 ()2-s2.0-85050500577 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-16 Created: 2018-08-16 Last updated: 2019-02-27Bibliographically approved
Adman, P., Bergquist, A.-K., Bonnedahl, K. J., Eckerberg, K., Eimermann, M., Enlund, D., . . . Örestig, J. (2019). DN Debatt. 171 forskare: ”Vi vuxna bör också klimatprotestera”. Dagens Nyheter
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2019 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, , p. 1Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Vuxna bör följa uppmaningen från ungdomarna i Fridays for future-rörelsen och protestera eftersom det politiska ledarskapet är otillräckligt. Omfattande och långvariga påtryckningar från hela samhället behövs för att få de politiskt ansvariga att utöva det ledarskap som klimatkrisen kräver, skriver 171 forskare i samhällsvetenskap och humaniora.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2019. p. 1
Keywords
klimatpolitik
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163587 (URN)
Note

Debattartikel som 171 human- och samhällsvetenskapliga forskare har undertecknat.

Alla som undertecknat har inte listats som författare i denna post

Available from: 2019-09-26 Created: 2019-09-26 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Heikkurinen, P. & Bonnedahl, K. J. (2018). Dead ends and liveable futures: a framework for sustainable change. In: Karl Johan Bonnedahl and Pasi Heikkurinen (Ed.), Strongly sustainable societies: organising human activities on a hot and full Earth (pp. 289-301). Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dead ends and liveable futures: a framework for sustainable change
2018 (English)In: Strongly sustainable societies: organising human activities on a hot and full Earth / [ed] Karl Johan Bonnedahl and Pasi Heikkurinen, Abingdon: Routledge, 2018, p. 289-301Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The lack of organised human effort to change the course of unsustainable development can be characterised 'Our common failure'. In 1987, the Brundtland commission successfully made famous the concept of sustainable development, but unfortunately also legitimised the idea of weak sustainability. Even though people around the world are increasingly exposed to the discourse and initiatives of sustainable development, little – if any – evidence is available today to indicate that human societies would be on the 'right track'. That is, humankind is not any less environmentally destructive than it was in the 1980s. In fact, the opposite can be considered to be true. All the way back from the Industrial Revolution, the overall amount of production and consumption has risen more rapidly than improvements in efficiency, which signifies that more natural resources are used and more human-induced waste (e.g. climate emissions) are generated than ever in the recorded history of the Earth (Rockström et al., 2009; Barnosky et al., 2012; IPCC, 2014). Further, the expansion of human settlements and excessive mobility on the planet has resulted in an unseen invasion of this single species of ours, and its domination over the rest of nature. This process, which is sometimes also referred to as the Great Acceleration, has come to denote that humankind is now a main driver of the global environmental change, including the sixth mass extinction wave (Steffen et al., 2015; Ceballos et al., 2015).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2018
Series
Routledge studies in sustainability
National Category
Economics and Business Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152063 (URN)9780815387220 (ISBN)9780815387213 (ISBN)9781351173643 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-25 Created: 2018-09-25 Last updated: 2018-11-26Bibliographically approved
Vlasov, M., Bonnedahl, K. J. & Vincze, Z. (2018). Entrepreneurship for resilience: embeddedness in place and in trans-local grassroots networks. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 12(3), 374-394
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurship for resilience: embeddedness in place and in trans-local grassroots networks
2018 (English)In: Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, ISSN 1750-6204, E-ISSN 1750-6212, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 374-394Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

This paper aims to contribute to the emerging entrepreneurship research that deals with resilience by examining how embeddedness in place and in trans-local grassroots networks influences proactive entrepreneurship for local resilience.

Design/methodology/approach

Three theoretical propositions are developed on the basis of the existing literature. These propositions are assisted with brief empirical illustrations of grassroots innovations from the context of agri-food systems.

Findings

Embeddedness in place and in trans-local grassroots networks enables proactive entrepreneurship for local resilience. Social-cultural embeddedness in place facilitates access to local resources and legitimacy, and creation of social value in the community. Ecological embeddedness in place facilitates spotting and leveraging of environmental feedbacks and creation of ecological value. Embeddedness in trans-local grassroots networks provides entrepreneurs with unique resources, including globally transferable knowledge about sustainability challenges and practical solutions to these challenges. As result, entrepreneurship for resilience is explained as an embedding process. Embedding means attuning of practices to local places, as well as making global resources, including knowledge obtained in grassroots networks, work in local settings.

Research limitations/implications

Researchers should continue developing the emerging domain of entrepreneurship for resilience.

Practical implications

The objective of resilience and due respect to local environment may entail a need to consider appropriate resourcing practices and organisational models.

Social implications

The critical roles of place-based practices for resilience deserve more recognition in today’s globalised world.

Originality/value

The specific importance of the ecological dimension of embeddedness in place is emphasised. Moreover, by combining entrepreneurship and grassroots innovation literatures, which have talked past each other to date, this paper shows how local and global resources are leveraged throughout the embedding process. Thereby, it opens unexplored research avenues within the emerging domain of entrepreneurship for resilience.

Keywords
Resilience, Place, Grassroots innovations, Social and sustainable entrepreneurship, Social-cultural and ecological embeddedness
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies; sustainability
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-150438 (URN)10.1108/JEC-12-2017-0100 (DOI)000441017800006 ()
Available from: 2018-08-08 Created: 2018-08-08 Last updated: 2018-09-11Bibliographically approved
Bonnedahl, K. J. & Heikkurinen, P. (Eds.). (2018). Strongly sustainable societies: organising human activities on a hot and full Earth. Oxon: Routledge
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2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The response of the international community to the pressing socio-ecological problems has been framed around the concept of 'sustainable development'. The ecological pressure, however, has continued to rise and mainstream sustainability discourse has proven to be problematic. It contains an instrumental view of the world, a strong focus on technological solutions, and the premise that natural and human-made 'capitals' are substitutable. This trajectory, which is referred to as 'weak sustainability', reproduces inequalities, denies intrinsic values in nature, and jeopardises the wellbeing of humans as well as other beings.

Based on the assumptions of strong sustainability, this edited book presents practical and theoretical alternatives to today's unsustainable societies. It investigates and advances pathways for humanity that are ecologically realistic, ethically inclusive, and receptive to the task's magnitude and urgency. The book challenges the traditional anthropocentric ethos and ontology, economic growth-dogma, and programmes of ecological modernisation. It discusses options with examples on different levels of analysis, from the individual to the global, addressing the economic system, key sectors of society, alternative lifestyles, and experiences of local communities.

Examining key topics including human–nature relations and wealth and justice, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental and development studies, ecological economics, environmental governance and policy, sustainable business, and sustainability science.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxon: Routledge, 2018. p. 316
Series
Routledge Studies in Sustainability
National Category
Economics and Business Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152061 (URN)9780815387220 (ISBN)9780815387213 (ISBN)9781351173643 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-25 Created: 2018-09-25 Last updated: 2018-11-26Bibliographically approved
Bonnedahl, K. J. & Heikkurinen, P. (2018). The case for strong sustainability. In: Karl Johan Bonnedahl and Pasi Heikkurinen (Ed.), Strongly sustainable societies: organising human activities on a hot and full Earth (pp. 1-20). Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The case for strong sustainability
2018 (English)In: Strongly sustainable societies: organising human activities on a hot and full Earth / [ed] Karl Johan Bonnedahl and Pasi Heikkurinen, Abingdon: Routledge, 2018, p. 1-20Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This book is written after three decades of global policy and discourse on sustainable development (SD). Regrettably, these decades did not meet the iconic Brundtland Report's call to display 'environmental strategies for achieving sustainable development by the year 2000 and beyond' (WCED, 1987: Chairman's foreword). Instead, humanity's combined efforts have made an already strained Earth even hotter and fuller.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2018
Series
Routledge studies in sustainability
National Category
Economics and Business Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152062 (URN)9780815387220 (ISBN)9780815387213 (ISBN)9781351173643 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-25 Created: 2018-09-25 Last updated: 2018-11-26Bibliographically approved
Bonnedahl, K. J. (2017). From exploitation and expansion to evolutionary coexistence: a new realism for life beyond the Anthropocene. In: Pasi Heikkurinen (Ed.), Sustainability and peaceful coexistence for the Anthropocene: (pp. 162-187). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From exploitation and expansion to evolutionary coexistence: a new realism for life beyond the Anthropocene
2017 (English)In: Sustainability and peaceful coexistence for the Anthropocene / [ed] Pasi Heikkurinen, London: Routledge, 2017, p. 162-187Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2017
Series
Transnational Law and Governance
Keywords
Sustainability, Anthropocene
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-136722 (URN)9781138634275 (ISBN)9781315206820 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-06-21 Created: 2017-06-21 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Boström, G.-O., Bonnedahl, K. J. & Silver, L. (2017). Growth ambitions and internationalization among newly started small Swedish firms. In: Tesar George and Vincze Zsuzsanna (Ed.), Motivating SMEs to cooperate and internationalize: (pp. 191-203). New York: Routledge
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2017 (English)In: Motivating SMEs to cooperate and internationalize / [ed] Tesar George and Vincze Zsuzsanna, New York: Routledge, 2017, p. 191-203Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2017
Series
Routledge studies in small business
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-142321 (URN)9781315412603 (ISBN)9781138220577 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-27 Created: 2017-11-27 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Stål, H. & Bonnedahl, K. J. (2016). Conceptualizing strong sustainable entrepreneurship. Small Enterprise Research: The Journal of SEAANZ, 23(1), 73-84
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2016 (English)In: Small Enterprise Research: The Journal of SEAANZ, ISSN 1321-5906, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 73-84Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This conceptual article focuses on the environmental dimensions of sustainable developmentwhich are essential for satisfying current and future human needs. It assesses ecologicaleconomics (EE) as an alternative base for a “strong” version of sustainable entrepreneurship(SE). EE recognizes the biophysical base of economic activity, critical natural capital (nonsubstitutability)and limits to market valuation and exchange. Contemporary entrepreneurialdefinitions, however, as well as recent SE framings, pre-suppose that functioning marketswill achieve sustainable development. As discussed in this paper, natural processes are nonlinearand critical, and as thresholds are impossible to anticipate, markets are unreliable andprincipally at odds with the objectives of sustainable development. Our proposed alternativeconstitutes a way forward.

Keywords
conceptual framework, sustainable entrepreneurship, ecological economics, definition, sustainable development, critical natural capital
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
sustainable development; Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121627 (URN)10.1080/13215906.2016.1188718 (DOI)000382090800006 ()
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, W2014-0465:1
Available from: 2016-06-03 Created: 2016-06-03 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Hultman, M., Bonnedahl, K. J. & O'Neill, K. (2016). Unsustainable societies – sustainable businesses?: Introduction to special issue of small enterpriseresearch on transitional Ecopreneurs. Small Enterprise Research: The Journal of SEAANZ, 23(1), 1-9
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unsustainable societies – sustainable businesses?: Introduction to special issue of small enterpriseresearch on transitional Ecopreneurs
2016 (English)In: Small Enterprise Research: The Journal of SEAANZ, ISSN 1321-5906, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 1-9Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Keywords
ecopreneurship, sustainability, green economy, economics, transitions
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-125871 (URN)10.1080/13215906.2016.1188719 (DOI)000382090800001 ()
Available from: 2016-09-21 Created: 2016-09-21 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
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