From waste management to waste prevention
The aim of this research project is to identify and explain gaps between planning and implementation for sustainable development based on the case of waste prevention. Waste prevention illustrates the gaps that tend to appear between plans and outcomes when local authorities implement a national policy in collaboration with actors (corporations, associations,citizens) with diverging interests and priorities. Providing a theoretical understanding of implementation gaps is necessary if planning is to be effective.
The project combines action net theory and sociological new institutionalism to show that planning can be conceptualized as the envisioning of actions aimed at building new nets of relations among actors and stabilizing these relations into action nets that stand for new behaviors.
The project rests on case studies and a series of interactive workshops where actors involved in waste prevention and researchers gather to identify obstacles to plan for waste prevention in order to better prevent gaps between planning and implementation.
Budget: 7,9 MSek, about 910 000 Euros
Professor Hervé Corvellec
Institutionen för service management och tjänstevetenskap
Epost: herve [dot] corvellec [at] ism [dot] lu [dot] se
Tel: 042 356 603, 0730 31 99 04
Professor Patrik Zapata
Epost: patrik [dot] zapata [at] spa [dot] gu [dot] se
Tel: 031 786 1611