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Universities’ intermediary role in the “design for sustainability” field : Case studies from the Netherlands and Turkey. / Kucuksayrac, Elif; Wever, Renee; Brezet, Han.

In: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2017, p. 455-472.

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title = "Universities’ intermediary role in the “design for sustainability” field: Case studies from the Netherlands and Turkey",
abstract = "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. G{\"o}ksel Demirer from Middle East Technical University, EnvironmentalEngineering 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.",
keywords = "Ecodesign, Higher education, Innovation systems, Outreach, Intermediaries",
author = "Elif Kucuksayrac and Renee Wever and Han Brezet",
year = "2017",
doi = "10.1108/IJSHE-07-2015-0126",
language = "English",
volume = "14",
pages = "455--472",
journal = "International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education",
issn = "1467-6370",
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