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dc.contributor.authorEllis, Trevor W.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-24T22:53:53Z
dc.date.issued1999en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3383
dc.description.abstractNew Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 is an example of 'new era' planning. It is based on the concept of managing environmental effects where they accrue. In this thesis it is postulated that monitoring, in particular state of the environment reporting, has failed to provide the necessary data for effective decision-making under this Act. This assertion is built upon documented monitoring failure. The case is made that this is due to an absence of a theoretical base: a base that links monitoring with its resource management purpose. Soft systems methodology is conjointly applied with grounded theory to inductively derive a means of establishing this link. The methodology is exemplified by an analysis of a monitoring case study, the Environmental Performance Indicators Programme (information management component). It is considered that effective monitoring with an emphasis on learning and process can provide the iterative advancement needed to appreciate the role of monitoring within the field of resource management. Via the analysis of the case study, it was found that resource management is a discipline struggling for self identify. The realisation was made that a 'soft' process of theory development has a vital part in contemporary resource management. It can do much to overcome many of the monitoring problems that the case study seeks to address, which are identified, as well as those inherent within resource management.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.subjectState of the Environment Reporting (SER)en
dc.subjectmonitoringen
dc.subjectgrounded theoryen
dc.subjectResource Management Act 1991en
dc.subjecttheoryen
dc.subjectresource managementen
dc.subjectsoft systems methodologyen
dc.subjectEnvironmental Performance Indicators Programmeen
dc.titleMonitoring and theory: an exploration into the systemisation of environmental monitoring in New Zealanden
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Resource Studiesen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/ENVIRONMANen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. en
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pubs.publication-statusPublisheden


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