Transitioning beyond the economic-environmental trade-off in the city of Hangzhou

Huang, J.W., Teng, W. ORCID: 0000-0003-1326-0509 and Galliers, R., 2016. Transitioning beyond the economic-environmental trade-off in the city of Hangzhou. In: 2016 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, USA, 5-9 August 2016.

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This research uses the concept of ambidexterity to develop further the field of urban transformation and sustainability. Empirically, we document and conceptualize the experience of a Chinese industrialized city, Hangzhou, in overcoming the economic-ecological trade-off common in declining urban environments. We analyze Hangzhou's large-scale green initiative by examining the political, entrepreneurial and environmental rationale behind the initiative, the distinctive organizational capability that enables its implementation, and the initiative's economic and ecological impact on the city. We propose and elaborate the concept of "ambidexterity in the making" and two sets of enabling mechanisms to explain how such a unique capability is formed and functions to afford an urban government to actualize its green aspirations into an ecological reality, while simultaneously fostering entrepreneurialism and further economic development.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Huang, J.W., Teng, W. and Galliers, R.
Date: August 2016
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 13 Jan 2017 14:57
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:10

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