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Re-imagining the scales, dimensions, and fields of socio-ecological sustainability (2018)
Journal Article
Reedy, P., O'Reilly, D., & Allen, S. (2018). Re-imagining the scales, dimensions, and fields of socio-ecological sustainability. British Journal of Management, 29(2), 220-234. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12278

This paper critiques the two-dimensional (hierarchical-spatial) focus on scales evident in management and organizational studies, and the Capitalist Ecological Modernisation (CEM) paradigm that dominates current corporate and governmental approaches... Read More about Re-imagining the scales, dimensions, and fields of socio-ecological sustainability.

Lost in delegation? (Dis)organizing for sustainability (2018)
Journal Article
Allen, S., Brigham, M., & Marshall, J. (2018). Lost in delegation? (Dis)organizing for sustainability. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 34(1), (29-39). doi:10.1016/j.scaman.2017.11.002. ISSN 0956-5221

Using actor-networks as our conceptual lens for appreciating complex sociomaterial interdependencies, we explore how a vision to “do things differently” for sustainability becomes enacted and significantly diluted at a major brownfield development pr... Read More about Lost in delegation? (Dis)organizing for sustainability.

Understanding sustainability through the lens of ecocentric radical-reflexivity : implications for management education (2017)
Journal Article
Allen, S., Cunliffe, A. L., & Easterby-Smith, M. (2019). Understanding sustainability through the lens of ecocentric radical-reflexivity : implications for management education. Journal of business ethics, 154(3), 781–795. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-016-3420-3

This paper seeks to contribute to the debate around sustainability by proposing the need for an ecocentric stance to sustainability that reflexively embeds humans in—rather than detached from—nature. We argue that this requires a different way of thi... Read More about Understanding sustainability through the lens of ecocentric radical-reflexivity : implications for management education.

Learning from Friends: Developing appreciations for unknowing in reflexive practice (2016)
Journal Article
Allen, S. (2017). Learning from Friends: Developing appreciations for unknowing in reflexive practice. Management Learning, 48(2), 125-139. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350507616671486

© 2016, © The Author(s) 2016. In this article, I develop a new perspective on being reflexive, which appreciates unknowing as a core aspect. The intention is to promote more inclusive and equitable ways of managing and organising. By drawing on my ow... Read More about Learning from Friends: Developing appreciations for unknowing in reflexive practice.

Metalogue: trying to talk about (un)sustainability - a reflection on experience (2015)
Journal Article
Allen, S., & Marshall, J. (2015). Metalogue: trying to talk about (un)sustainability - a reflection on experience. Tamara : journal of critical postmodern organization science, 13(1-2), 1-13

This paper considers dilemmas for organization and management scholars studying and writing about environmental sustainability. It suggests that sustainability requires new ways of thinking which in turn require new forms of representation to help fo... Read More about Metalogue: trying to talk about (un)sustainability - a reflection on experience.

Reflexivity for sustainability: appreciating entanglement and becoming relationally reflexive (2015)
Journal Article
Allen, S. (2015). Reflexivity for sustainability: appreciating entanglement and becoming relationally reflexive. International journal of work innovation, 1(2), 240-250 . https://doi.org/10.1504/IJWI.2015.071191

This paper attempts to open up new possibilities for reflexivity which can help promote adequate human responses to sustainability issues. It explores how predominant ideas about reflexivity are located within an individualistic perspective of bounde... Read More about Reflexivity for sustainability: appreciating entanglement and becoming relationally reflexive.

Living with contradictions: the dynamics of senior managers in relation to sustainability (2015)
Journal Article
Allen, S., Marshall, J., & Easterby-Smith, M. (2015). Living with contradictions: the dynamics of senior managers in relation to sustainability. Organization & environment, 28(3), 328-348. https://doi.org/10.1177/1086026615575048

In this article, we investigate how senior managers located in Northern Europe in the energy and power industry coordinate their recognition of sustainability challenges with other things they say and do. Identity theory is used to examine the fine-g... Read More about Living with contradictions: the dynamics of senior managers in relation to sustainability.