Feedback-Guided Analysis as an Approach to Managing Sustainability in ASEAN Countries
Innovation has been at the center of most science policies of the ASEAN countries; driven as they are by a greater concern for the competitive advantages that can come from science and technology. Related to these policies; although often treated separately; are policies on the environment and environmental education. What is missing; however; is a more comprehensive view of how both science and environmental policies influence and are influenced by the culture and well-being of the people in a particular country. This study attempts to fill in the blanks through feedback-guided analysis; particularly by using a cultural adaptation template introduced by Newell and Proust (2017b). It studies four subsystems and seven links; and shows how ASEAN science and environment policies; cultural paradigms; the state of ecosystems; and human health and well-being affect each other directly or indirectly. The cultural adaptation template indicates the need for a systems-thinking approach in managing innovation or the implementation of policy to ensure that well-meaning initiatives may not lead to unintended consequences.
Cuyegkeng, M. A. C., & Gonzales, C. K. G. (2020). Feedback-guided analysis as an approach to managing sustainability in ASEAN countries. Journal of Management for Global Sustainability, 8(2), 133–156. https://doi.org/10.13185/JM2020.08206