Universities’ intermediary role in the “design for sustainability” field: Case studies from the Netherlands and Turkey
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, ISSN 1467-6370, E-ISSN 1758-6739, Vol. 18, no 3, 455-472 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose – This paper aims to investigate the intermediary role of universities in spreading design for
sustainability into industry.
Design/methodology/approach – Three case studies were undertaken on Delft University of Technology, Design for Sustainability Program from The Netherlands; a center on sustainable consumption and production; and Prof. Göksel Demirer from Middle East Technical University, Environmental Engineering Department from Turkey.
Findings – The process and evolution of the intermediary roles of the cases are explained. Three types of structures, through which universities undertake intermediary role, are investigated via the cases studies, a program, a center and an individual scientist.
Originality/value – This study is a first attempt to investigate the intermediary role of universities in the design for sustainability field.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017. Vol. 18, no 3, 455-472 p.
Ecodesign, Higher education, Innovation systems, Outreach, Intermediaries
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-134415DOI: 10.1108/IJSHE-07-2015-0126OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-134415DiVA: diva2:1073325