Most universities in Australia have implemented some form of sustainability program. The development and implementation of these programs usually includes attempting to ensure that the institution is responsive to ‘the green student’, who is generally thought of as being more aware of, and committed to, the ideals and needs of a sustainable society. This paper presents a preliminary analysis of interview data gathered from interviews conducted with representatives from four universities in the metropolitan region of Sydney, Australia. The analysis examines the reality of student involvement in decision-making with regard to sustainability programs, and challenges perceptions that such programs will fail without extensive student participation. The approach to the research designed to investigate these issues is also presented.
|Title of host publication||BAM 2011 conference proceedings|
|Subtitle of host publication||building and sustaining high performance organisations in a challenging environment|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||British Academcy of Management (BAM)|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||British Academy of Management Conference - Birmingham, UK|
Duration: 13 Jan 2011 → 15 Jan 2011
|Conference||British Academy of Management Conference|
|Period||13/01/11 → 15/01/11|
Butt, L., More, E., & Avery, G. C. (2011). Sustainable practice in Australian universities and ‘the green student’ – impacts on decision-making. In BAM 2011 conference proceedings: building and sustaining high performance organisations in a challenging environment (pp. 1-23). London: British Academcy of Management (BAM).