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Leading Sustainable ChangeAn Organizational Perspective$
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Rebecca Henderson, Ranjay Gulati, and Michael Tushman

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198704072

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704072.001.0001

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The Role of Multiplier Firms and Megaprojects in Leading Change for Sustainability

The Role of Multiplier Firms and Megaprojects in Leading Change for Sustainability

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(p.273) 11 The Role of Multiplier Firms and Megaprojects in Leading Change for Sustainability
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Leading Sustainable Change
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Amy C. Edmondson

Martine Haas

John Macomber

Tiona Zuzul

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704072.003.0011

This chapter highlights the roles of multiplier firms and megaprojects in leading change for sustainability in the built environment. Multiplier firms are organizations that offer on-going sustainability solutions to a range of client organizations. Megaprojects are finite-duration initiatives involving multiple organizations in the delivery of a large-scale development, such as a new ecologically sustainable city. Drawing on illustrative case studies of multiplier firms and megaprojects engaged in sustainability-related initiatives, the chapter also explores the value of learning logic—in contrast to blueprint logic—for leading change. Blueprint logic describes a top-down approach to change that relies on well-developed plans, while learning logic involves experimentation, iteration, and sourcing ideas widely to make progress on complex goals. A learning logic is appropriate for leading change for sustainability, because effective techniques for success are not yet known

Keywords:   blueprint logic, built environment, change, leadership, learning logic, megaprojects, multiplier firms, sustainability

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