Here’s a brief overview of my various publications, from journal articles to YouTube and Instagram videos. Each entry is designed to start a conversation – feel free to email me your ideas, suggestions or proposals for collaboration. Let’s talk! I look forward to hearing from you.
I want to share my knowledge. That’s why I enjoy explaining my research to other people in the form of presentations or workshops. Let’s inspire one another – get in touch!
- A brief look at my answer to the question "How do we manage the energy transition?"
- Implementing energy transition: Insights into my new research project for a social and ecological energy transition
- A plea to think transformation holistically - thoughts from a panel discussion with Linda Zervakis. You can find the article here.
My scientific publications contribute towards the body of literature on sustainable transition research. I illuminate the psychosocial dimension of sustainability transformations, describe the previously under-researched meso level of organizational change management, and advise transformation projects on the basis of empirical analyses.
- What causes people to change? An introduction to the psychosocial perspective in transformation research
- Bögel, P.M.; Upham, P. (2018): The role of psychology in the sociotechnical transitions literature: a review and discussion in relation to consumption and technology acceptance, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 28, 122-136.
- A short research agenda for further reading: Upham, P.; Bögel, P.M.; Dütschke, E. (2020): Thinking about individual actor-level perspectives in sociotechnical transitions: A comment on the transitions research agenda, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 34, 341-343.
- What do we need for a decentralized and participatory energy transition? The case for communities as drivers for energy transitions, based on a mixed methods study undertaken as part of a transformation experiment in Sweden
- How do we create the organizational change that is needed to transform into a sustainable society?
- Bögel, P.M.; Pereverza, K.; Upham, P.; Kordas, O. (2019): Linking socio-technical transitions studies and organizational change management: Steps towards an integrative, multi-scale heuristic, Journal of Cleaner Production, 232, 359-368.
- You can find an explanatory video about organizational change here.
More articles are available in my full list of publications.
Successful project work needs a methodologically sound approach. This might mean using a mix of different methodologies. I use qualitative methods like interviews and focus groups to research aspects such as the attitudes and motivations of key stakeholders. Quantitative approaches like surveys enable me to check whether those attitudes and motivations exist outside the project and can be generalized. This in turn helps me to understand whether the transformation experiment could be repeated in other cultural contexts in its current form.
- What makes good CSR communication? A catalog of criteria as a suggestion for further exchange
- Online CSR Communication: Similarities and Differences of Listed Companies in the DACH Region, UmweltWirtschaftsForum, 24 (2), 223-236.
- The problem of greenwashing