While this phenomenon is known to most people in the sector, it made me wonder again to what extent it undermines knowledge sharing, learning and innovation. Interestingly, he mentioned that the method is hardly used in North America, despite it being initially developed by Charles Ragin in the United States.
After all, if buying local is virtuous and must be done emphatically, what does that say about non-local firms? The Essentialities or Determinations of Reflection Second, Hegel succeeds in unfolding the complexity of this grammar out of a single principle by means of a self-referential movement of the concept. However, I don't mean that none of them are worth reading. Collaborative governance in the administrative state. Mixtape Mixtape.
This mirrors another divide in the evaluation market, the divide between Europeans and North Americans in their preferences for evaluation methods, with North Americans often favouring quantitative methods and Europeans promoting more qualitative methods with of course a lot exceptions. This divide, in turn, is a consequence of diverging paths in social science research over the last decades, in particular in the fields of political science and sociology. However, little is known about the extent to which such divisions in evaluation markets and other systemic factors can influence evaluation practice and uptake.
nomolucha.tk A recent paper my colleague Rob Llloyd and I wrote on drivers of evaluation quality provided some first insights into this area, but much more needs to be done to better understand evaluation practice from a systems perspective. CDI will definitely be the space to watch for this. Apart from these reflections on divisions in the evaluation market, there were also a few interesting practical examples of intervention logics presented by Steve. For instance, Steve presented an example of a Theory of Change ToC inspired by thinking about spheres of control.
In the figure below click on it to zoom in , the green box represents the sphere of control, the red box the sphere of direct influence, and the blue box the sphere of indirect influence. While thinking in terms of spheres of control is nothing new and a key part of outcome mapping, I thought this was a good practical example of how to build a ToC upon this model, including feedback loops.
Steve also presented a practical example of how to visualise a complex change process and link it to quantitative outcome level results.
In the figure below click on it to zoom in , a complex tobacco advocacy campaign is linked to statistics on smoking rates and lung cancer rates. Again, this is not a new approach or innovation, but a useful practical example of how to visualise such change processes which could be used more often for evaluations.
In sum, the seminar showed me that there are easy ways to visualise ToCs much better than the unusual box-arrow-diagrams, if we just start thinking more outside the box as a profession. Perhaps more important, however, the seminar also confirmed for me again that there is a large divide in evaluation markets that is likely to impact upon evaluation quality and uptake.
To move forward as a profession, more needs to be done to overcome this. Florian Schatz , July Follow ItadLtd. Pingback: Article on the Brussels Seminar.
University of Fortaleza, Av. Debates over social and organisational sustainability are constant because sustainability must stem from beliefs and goals that social and economic actors share.
However, there is still a gap in the knowledge about how sustainability is practiced. In this theoretical paper, we use institutional logic IL to assume that the logic of sustainability can contribute to sustainability studies by explaining how practices are socially constructed and shared among actors.
We consider sustainability as a practice by articulating IL through an understanding of practice-based studies PBS. Sustainability as a practice facilitates the emergence of new organisational values and contributes to changes that support a new institutional logic. Hence, we define the institutional logic of sustainability ILS as a theoretical approach enabling comprehension of how sustainability can be observed and practiced through socially constructed actions and intentions. We highlight its relevance to deep sustainability studies and argue that by using different roles and meanings surrounding its performance, sustainability as a practice can facilitate studies about organisations.
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