What is it about?

This paper aims to explore how research and development (R&D) scientists and engineers can contribute to sustainability initiatives in their organisations.

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Why is it important?

This paper provides insight into how organisations might integrate professional acculturation and appropriate facilitators to promote the additional contribution of scientists and engineers to sustainability initiatives in the context of an organisation.


The study addresses calls for empirical insights into ways that scientists and engineers can commit to organisational sustainability practices based on the configurations of habitus, capital and organisational field. While scientists and engineers adapted well to early changes aligned with eco-innovation, they struggled to engage with sustainability initiatives in the case firm. This study explains adaptions and constraints as scientists and engineers’ professional habitus and capitals, and their broader organisational field.

Dr. Thinh Gia Hoang
RMIT University

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This page is a summary of: How can scientists and engineers contribute to organisational sustainability reform?, Social Responsibility Journal, January 2020, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/srj-10-2019-0360.
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