Working together for environmental management: the role of information sharing and collaborative learning
A dissertation presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Massey University, New Zealand
[Reference as: Allen, W.J. (2001) Working together for environmental management: the role of information sharing and collaborative learning. PhD (Development Studies), Massey University.]
This thesis represents an inquiry into how an adaptive management ethic and practice that supports the concept of sustainable development can be initiated and implemented in complex, regional or large-scale contexts. An action research inquiry process is used to find improved ways of managing collaborative or multi-stakeholder approaches to environmental management, and to develop an integrated information framework to underpin subsequent decision making. The thesis itself reviews research undertaken between 1994 and 2000. First time readers should begin with the introduction to gain some idea of the research context, and to understand the thesis structure. The dissertation includes a number of previously published or submitted papers. Where these are available on-line they will open in a new browser window. (Note: Where previously submitted papers have been accepted, they are provided in their final published form).
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