Green knowledge management and strategic renewal: a discursive perspective on corporate sustainability
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to build theory concerning the role of discourse in strategic renewal and green knowledge management. Design/methodology/approach: The approach entails an application of discourse theory to the strategy process literature, a review of the knowledge management (KM) literature and examination of examples in the context of organizations' sustainability initiatives. Findings: A discourse-based model of green knowledge management, with associated research propositions that address each element of strategy renewal, is developed. Research limitations/implications: The model and propositions in this paper may help to spur future management research that draws on a variety of discourse analytic tools, and advances our understanding of KM focused on environmental sustainability. Originality/value: A discursive perspective on green knowledge management allows for a broader and more dynamic view of strategy process. This paper foregrounds the dynamic nature of strategy process in exploring the nature of discourse, and suggests that green knowledge management addresses a key megatrend that may form a foundation for strategic renewal.
International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management
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Gauthier, J., Zhang, Z. J. (2020) Green knowledge management and strategic renewal: a discursive perspective on corporate sustainability. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 69(8), 1797-1811.