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Putting social sustainability into practice: close the gap and get lost in translation
Kristianstad University, Faculty of Business, Research environment Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP. Kristianstad University, Faculty of Business, Avdelningen för ekonomi.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2417-469X
Kristianstad University, Faculty of Business, Research environment Governance, Regulation, Internationalization and Performance (GRIP. Kristianstad University, Faculty of Business, Avdelningen för ekonomi.
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to understand why and how the concept of social sustainability evolves over time by generating a gap between the initially desired strategy and the daily practices at the city level. An extensive ethnographic study was conducted focusing on how social sustainability, as defined in the smart strategy of the city of Gothenburg, was first translated and then turned into practice. Through the lens of Actor Network Theory, findings reveal that the translation of a smart city strategy aimed at ensuring social sustainability depends on how the actors involved at various organisational levels interpret the concept of social sustainability and work to translate it into practice. Such translation takes different directions and may lead to a transformation of the concept itself, which becomes foggier over time.

 

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2018.
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-19813OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-19813DiVA, id: diva2:1344084
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IRSPM Conference 2018, Edinburgh (Scotland), 11-13 April 2018.
Available from: 2019-08-20 Created: 2019-08-20 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved

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