Sustainability Competencies in the Context of Management Education and the Business-Society Interface

Activity: Talk or presentation typesTalk or presentation (not at a conference)Academic


Advanced competencies are required to cope with the complexity and uncertainty of sustainability issues--in the literature these are often referred to as Individual Sustainability Competences (ISCs), i.e., systems thinking, anticipatory thinking, normativity, and action-oriented traits. In the NWO-funded CoLoSus project, we examine ISCs in the context of management education (focused on supply chain/logistics). Specifically, we strive to understand the relationship between the learner, the learning context, and learning outcomes. In addition to findings in relation to the effectiveness of management education in this context, our research contributes to further theorization of the concepts responsible management education, education for sustainability, and resilience in the interface between business and socio-ecological systems. In this LIRS seminar, we present an overview of our research agenda. Furthermore, we share specific insights garnished from completed work packages.
Period24 Jan 2023
Held atRS-Research Program Learning and Innovation in Resilient systems (LIRS)


  • Individual sustainability competencies
  • Supply chain management
  • Learning communities
  • Resilience
  • CoLoSus