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Roosen, Natascha, 2022. Regenerative leadership : understanding the possibilities of a new leadership paradigm for the corporate sector. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics



In the face of numerous environmental and social crises, leadership that connects people to themselves, each other, and nature is urgently needed. An emerging leadership strand that seems capable of doing so is regenerative leadership. Based on the interconnectedness of humans and nature, this field strives to increase the health and well-being of people and socio-ecological systems. Through an inductive multiple-case study with semi-structured interviews, this master's thesis explores how regenerative leadership is enabled or constrained in businesses. The results reveal that multiple interlinked organizational and personal aspects inform the possibilities for leadership that better connects people and nature. Seemingly, leaders hold convictions and enact approaches crucial for regenerative leadership. Still, corporate structure and culture are decisive and either support or hinder the endeavors of leaders. Moreover, people's urge to address global issues simultaneously enables and constrains regenerative leadership; despite having good intentions, they neglect to be sustainable with themselves. Thus, although connecting to nature and preserving it for its own sake seems complicated, this thesis contributes new knowledge of leaders' conviction that humans and nature are interconnected, providing a ground for regenerative leadership to take root.

Main title:Regenerative leadership
Subtitle:understanding the possibilities of a new leadership paradigm for the corporate sector
Authors:Roosen, Natascha
Supervisor:Melin, Erik and Gaddefors, Johan
Examiner:Ferguson, Richard
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:1434
Year of Publication:2022
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM005 Environmental Economics and Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:regenerative leadership, regenerative sustainability, inner sustainability, critial leadership studies, critical organisation theory
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Economics and management
Deposited On:12 Jul 2022 13:12
Metadata Last Modified:13 Jul 2022 01:00

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