War Stories': morality, curiosity, enthusiasm and commitment as facilitators of SME owners' engagement in low carbon transitions



North, Peter ORCID: 0000-0001-5147-7296 and Nurse, Alex ORCID: 0000-0003-0325-4420
(2014) War Stories': morality, curiosity, enthusiasm and commitment as facilitators of SME owners' engagement in low carbon transitions. Geoforum, 52. 32 - 41.

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Abstract

The ‘urban’ has emerged as a key site for policies to reduce greenhouse gasses in order to avoid dangerous climate change, especially given concerns at a lack of action at international and national levels. In cities, the private sector, especially SME owners, are a key actors central to driving through emissions reduction at the level of the firm: yet they are often seen as laggards in emissions reduction. Drawing on data collected as a result of a recent Knowledge Exchange programme in Liverpool, UK, and on cultural and diverse economies perspectives, the paper argues that those SME owners can be effective change agent through their mobilisation of what they call 'war stories', through which they 'show and tell' other perhaps less convinced business people about the changes they have made.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ## TULIP Type: Articles/Papers (Journal) ##
Uncontrolled Keywords: Low carbon, Low economic development, Diverse economies, Cultural economic geography, SMEs
Subjects: ?? G1 ??
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 14:20
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2022 14:11
DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2013.12.007
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2013365

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