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Three theories and a process: engaging community

Pisarski, Anne, Ashworth, Peta, & Gardner, John (2011) Three theories and a process: engaging community. In Conference Proceedings of the British Academy of Management, Aston University, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

This study examines a dialogue process managers can use to explore community attitudes. The objectives of the research are to develop a dialogue process that engages community audiences on climate mitigation strategies. Secondly, to understand participants perspectives and potential reactions in particular to underground storage of CO2 and determine the strategies that most effectively engage people in dialogue to enable the climate change debate to move forward. Finally, to develop a dialogue process that can be used by managers on other politically sensitive topics. Knowledge of the dynamics of psychosocial relationships and communication between stakeholders contributed to increased understanding of the issues. The key findings of this study indicate that the public can be engaged in dialogue on the issue of CO2 capture and storage and low emission technologies without engendering adverse reactions. The dialogue process is critical to participant’s engagement and led to behaviour change in energy use.

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ID Code: 47002
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Dialogue Process, Climate Change, Attitudes, CO2 Emissions, Community Engagement
ISBN: 978-0-9549608-3-4
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 British Academy of Management
Deposited On: 14 Nov 2011 16:03
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2011 19:49

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