Institutional innovations for sustainable development: An analysis of institutional sustainability deficits

Project management and implementation: Dietmar Kanatschnig, Karl Resel, Brigitte Ömer (ÖIN)

The study aims to explore institutional constraints on sustainable development in Austria.

In the course of the investigation the researchers picked up those difficulties which big institutions and groups of stakeholders in Austria face when addressing sustainability issues.

On the one hand, current knowledge about “sustainability and institutions” was analyzed. On the other hand, 41 qualitative interviews were conducted with people who were involved in the implementation of sustainability measures at the time.

In doing so, the focus was on the latter, which guaranteed a clear practical orientation and one towards Austria.