Exploring the Challenge for Sustainable Development in the Energy Sector: Sociomaterial View of two British and Nigerian cases

Mostafa Mohamad, John Anuge

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Abstract

The global pressure on green environment has been a major issue to attaining future Sustainable Development (SD). In this study, the researchers explore the recent challenges of SD in the power sectors in the UK (as a European North country) and in Nigeria (as an African South country). These two contexts have witnessed unstable epileptic power supply despite the trillions of dollars invested in the sector. To avoid solving the sustainability problem and causing other economic, social, or environmental problems, a thread of scholarly work attempted to develop a systemic approach of SD. Aiming to offer an appreciative systemic lens of SD (Thatchenkery et.al, 2010), we adopted the sociomaterily concept to shed the light on the intimacy between the social/organisational context and the resource-based/material context of SD. Sociomaterilaity emphasizes on the ongoing interaction between technology and the economic, social, and environmental pillars of sustainability. This systemic view of SD avoids the defects of other dominant views such as complexity theory (Sabau, 2010), neoclassical economics/ free market approaches (Heikkurinen & Bonnedahl, 2013), and ecological economics (Lele, 1991).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the British Academy of Management Conference 2018
Subtitle of host publicationDriving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780995641310
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventBAM2018 Conference - British Academy of Management
: Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times
- Bristol Business School - University of the West of England, UK, Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20186 Sep 2018

Conference

ConferenceBAM2018 Conference - British Academy of Management
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period4/09/186/09/18

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