Creating futures images for sustainable cruise ships : insights on collaborative foresight for sustainability enhancement
Jokinen, L., Mäkelä, M., Heikkilä, K., Apostol, O., Kalliomäki, H., & Saarni, J. (2022). Creating futures images for sustainable cruise ships : insights on collaborative foresight for sustainability enhancement. Futures, 135, Article 102873. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2021.102873
DisciplineResurssiviisausyhteisöYritysten ympäristöjohtaminenSchool of Resource WisdomCorporate Environmental Management
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The aim of the study was to explore futures images of collaborative sustainability enhancement within a cruise ship building network. Addressing collaborative sustainability at the organizational level rather than at the macro (regional or planetary) level, the paper explores socially constructed and shared futures images, which are less widely studied than individual-level images of the future. We advance an analytical model for constructing and evaluating collectively held futures images based on the structure and content of those images. From our data, we identified four futures images: Money rules; The customer is always right; Local economy focus; and The most sustainable ships in the world. From the perspective of collaborative sustainability enhancement, we contend that futures images can provide a basis for target-setting and a frame for sustainability enhancement actions.
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Strategic research programmes, AoF
Additional information about fundingThe authors wish to thank Business Finland, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (grant number 4116/31/2015), for financing this research. Leena Jokinen acknowledges the financial support of Liikesivistysrahasto, the Foundation for Economic Education (grant numbers 190153 and 200121). Oana Apostol acknowledges the financial support of the Academy of Finland (research project decision no. 324215) under the leadership of Professor Eija Vinnari. Marileena Mäkelä’s work was supported by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland (grant 320205, project CICAT2025). ...
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