Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Bob Frame

Bob Frame
Position: Science Team Leader
Team: Governance and Policy
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640
Phone: +64 3 321 9673
Mob: 027 478 4123
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Bob is a Principal Scientist in Sustainability and Society at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, based in Lincoln, New Zealand.

Bob’s interests are issues faced by society to achieve sustainable development, namely understanding sustainability, attitudes to it by individuals and organizations, and finding ways to work with the inherent complexity, uncertainty and value judgments.  This includes development of a “possibility space” in 20 - 50 years and assessing options. Other aspects of governance for sustainability include assessment technologies, social marketing, and strategic planning. He works closely with government agencies, including Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Ministry for the Environment; Ministry for Research, Science and Technology and various regional authorities.

Bob was previously a senior manager in the international donor community in Asia for 20 years; and, in the distant past, trained as an engineer / physicist of which most is forgotten.  He now considers his research to be 'transdisciplinary'.

Journal Publications

Frame, B. New Zealand, new futures, new thinking?’, Submitted to Futures

Russell, S., and Frame, B., (2013) ‘Post-normal Sustainability Technologies: Some early evidence’. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 16(1/2)

Frame, B. and Bebbington, J., (2012), ‘A comparison of the national sustainable development strategies for New Zealand and Scotland’. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 15(3), 249-276

Frame, B., Collins, A.,  and Gordon, R., (2011) ‘New Zealand, new futures, new ways of science engaging with society?’, New Zealand Science Review, 68(1), 24-27

B. Frame and O'Connor, M., (2011), Integrating Valuation and Deliberation: The purposes of sustainability assessment,  Environmental Science and Policy, 14, 1-10

Pride, S., B. Frame, and D. Gill, (2010) ‘FutureMakers: A New Zealand Experiment in Building Capability for Futures Literacy’. Journal of Futures Studies, 15 (1), 135-144

Frame, B. and Cavanagh, J., (2009) Experiences of applying a sustainability assessment : An awkward adolescence, Accounting Forum, 33, 195-208

Bebbington, J. C.P. Higgins and B. Frame, (2009), ‘Initiating corporate social responsibility reporting: evidence from NZ ‘ Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 22 (4), 588 – 625

Frame, B., (2008) “‘Wicked’, ‘messy’ and ‘clumsy’: Long-term Frameworks for Sustainability”, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 26, 1113-1128

M. Elmes and Frame, B, (2008), ‘Into Hot Air: A critical perspective on Everest, Human Relations, 61, 213 - 240

Frame B., and Brown, J., (2008), ‘Developing Post-normal Sustainability technologies’, Ecological Economics, 65, 225-241

Frame, B. and Newton, B., (2007) ‘Promoting sustainability through social marketing: Examples from New Zealand ’, International Journal of Consumer Studies, 31, 571-581

Bebbington J., Brown J., Frame, B., and I. Thomson, (2007), ‘Theorizing Engagement: The Potential of a Critical Dialogic Approach’, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 20(3), 356-381

Bebbington, J., Brown, J. and B. Frame, (2007) ‘Accounting Technologies and Sustainability Assessment Models’, Ecological Economics, 61(2-3), pp. 224-236

Frame, B., and R. Vale, R., (2006), ‘Increasing the uptake of low impact urban design and development: the role of assessment systems’, Local Environment, 11(3), 287-306

J. Cavanagh, B. Frame & J. Lennox, (2006), ’ The Sustainability Assessment Model (SAM):  Measuring Sustainable Development Performance’, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 13, 31-34

Frame, B., (2005) ‘ Bhutan : A review of its approach to sustainable development’, Development in Practice 15(2): 216-221

Frame, B., (2005) ‘Corporate Social Responsibility:  A challenge to the donor community’, Development in Practice, 15(3-4), 422-432

Frame, B and Taylor, R., (2005) ‘Partnerships for Sustainability: Effective Practice?’10 (3), 275-299.

Frame, B. (2004), “The Big Clean Up:  Social Marketing for the Auckland Region”, Local Environment 9(6), 507-526.

Ginsberg, B. and Frame, B. (2004), “Addressing Local Sustainability in Australia and New Zealand ”, Local Environment 9(6), 501-505.

Frame, R.; Te Puni, L.; Wheatley, C. (2004) ‘Can donors contribute meaningfully to sustainable development in large regions? : NZAID in Latin America’, Development in Practice 14(3), 328-341

Frame, R.; Gordon, R.; Whitehouse, I., (2004), ‘A Framework for Corporate Responsibility in New Zealand , The Corporate Citizen ( Deakin University) 4(1), 4-10

Frame, R. (2003), ‘ China ’s Poverty Pockets: Issues for sustainable development’, Development Bulletin 61, 34-38.

Frame, R. (2003), ‘ Bhutan : demographic challenges, sustainable responses’, Development Bulletin 62, 104-108.

Allan, N., B. Frame and I Turney (2003), ‘Trust and Narrative: Experiences of Sustainability’, The Corporate Citizen ( Deakin University) 3(2), 2-6

Carswell, R.; Frame, R., Martin, V. and Turney, I. (2003) ‘Exchanging emissions for biodiversity In pursuit of an integrated solution in New Zealand ’. Ecological Management and Restoration 4(2), 85-93

R I Frame and R A Fouracre (1985): Observations on Time Domain Dielectric Spectroscopy: J Phys D, 18, L99-L102.

A R Eastwood, R A Fouracre, R I Frame and I J Kemp (1985): On the Dynamic Infrared Response of Polyethylene: J Phys D, 18, L139-L143.

H M Banford, R I Frame, W H Siew and D J Tedford (1985): Effects of Gamma Radiation at 5K on the Electrical Conduction and Breakdown Characteristics of Polyethylene: Radiation Effects, Gordon and Breach, New York, 98, 171-177.

R I Frame and D J Tedford (1986): Long-term Electrical Conduction in Films of Mixed Alkyd Resin and Graphite: IEEE Transactions on Electrical Insulation, EI-21, 23-29.

H M Banford, R I Frame, W H Siew and D J Tedford (1987): Charge Transport in Irradiated Polyethylene: Proc IEE Part A, 134, 727-730.

R A Fouracre, G Leonidopoulos, R I Frame and S I Bektas (1986): Suface Conductivity Measurements in Thin Polymer Films: J Phys E: Scientific Instrument: 19, 155-156.

Books

Russell, Shona, Bob Frame and James Lennox, ‘Old Problems, New Solutions’, (2011), ‘Manaaki Whenua Press ISBN 978-0-478-34732-6 (print) and ISBN 978-0-478-34733-3 (online), Available at http://www.opns.net.nz/ (from late December 2011)

B. Frame, R. Gordon, and C. Mortimer, (2009), ‘Hatched: the capacity for sustainable development’, , Manaaki Whenua Press ISBN 978-0-473-16123-1 (internet) and ISBN 978-0-473-16124-8 (book), Available at http://www.hatched.net.nz/

Taylor, Rhys, Bob. Frame, Kate Delaney and Melissa Brignall-Theyer (2007) , ‘Work in Progress – Four future scenarios for New Zealand ’, Manaaki Whenua Press ISBN 978-0478-09388-9

Frame, Bob., Rhys Taylor, Kate Delaney (2005) , ‘Work in Progress – Four Futures for New Zealand ’, Manaaki Whenua Press ISBN 0-478-09371-3

Frame, R., Y Medury, Y Joshi, (1992), ‘Global Climate Change: Science, Impact and Responses’, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, India

Frame, R., J Victor, Y Joshi, (1993), ‘Biodiversity: Forests, Wetlands and Deserts’, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, India

Book Chapters

Russell S, Frame B, 2011. From Old problems to new solutions…., in ‘Old Problems, New Solutions’, (2011), ‘Manaaki Whenua Press ISBN 978-0-478-34732-6 (print) and ISBN 978-0-478-34733-3 (online), Chapter 1

Frame B, Russell S 2011. Concluding commentary. Old Problems, New Solutions’, (2011), ‘Manaaki Whenua Press ISBN 978-0-478-34732-6 (print) and ISBN 978-0-478-34733-3 (online), Chapter 14

Frame B, Pride S 2009. New Zealand, new Futures? In: Frame B, Gordon R, Mortimer C ed. Hatched: the capacity for sustainable development. Lincoln, Landcare Research New Zealand, 5-16

Taylor, R. Frame B, 2009. 100% Pure Conjecture – the Scenarios Game. In: Frame B, Gordon R, Mortimer C ed. Hatched: the capacity for sustainable development. Lincoln, Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd., 17-22

Frame B, C Mortimer, S Moffatt, 2009. The Auckland Sustainability Framework. In: Frame B, Gordon R, Mortimer C ed. Hatched: the capacity for sustainable development. Lincoln, Landcare Research New Zealand, 23-32

Frame B, 2009. Sustainability Technologies 101: ‘Wicked Problems’ and other such technical terms. In: Frame B, Gordon R, Mortimer C ed. Hatched: the capacity for sustainable development. Lincoln, Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd., 187 - 196

Frame B, Russell S 2009. Looking through a governmentality lens –a bit more theory. In: Frame B, Gordon R, Mortimer C ed. Hatched: the capacity for sustainable development Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd. 197 - 204

Frame B, Russell S 2009. Water Allocation: Canterbury's Wicked Problem. In: Frame B, Gordon R, Mortimer C ed. Hatched: the capacity for sustainable development. Lincoln, Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd., 205-214

Frame B, Bebbington, J 2009. We are not alone: National Sustainable Development approaches in New Zealand and Scotland. In: Frame B, Gordon R, Mortimer C ed. Hatched: the capacity for sustainable development. Lincoln, Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd., 261-272

Gordon, R, Frame B, Mortimer C 2009. Unending.  In: Frame B, Gordon R, Mortimer C ed. Hatched: the capacity for sustainable development. Lincoln, Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd., 297-302

Moffatt, S. and Frame B. (2009), Eco2 Best Practice Cities: Case Study 6 – Auckland, in Hiroaki Suzuki, Arish Dastur, Sebastian Moffatt and Nanae Yabuki, (2009), Eco2 Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities; The World Bank: Washington. 211-216, Available at http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/EASTASIAPACIFICEXT/0,,contentMDK:22221861~pagePK:146736~piPK:146830~theSitePK:226301,00.html

Frame, R., Pala Molisa, Rhys Taylor, Hemi Toia and Wong Liu Sheung, (2005), ‘100% pure conjecture?  Accounts of our future state(s)’, In J.  Liu, T. McCreanor, T. Teaiwa and T. McIntosh, T. (Eds), ‘ New Zealand Identities: Departures and Destinations.’ Wellington: VUW Press. ISBN 0-86473-517-0, pp255-290  Info at www.vuw.ac.nz/cacr/book/index.aspx

Frame, R.; Gordon, R.; Turney, I. (2005), ‘The Emissions / Biodiversity Exchange: a corporate sustainable development programme in New Zealand’, in ‘The Business of Climate Change: Corporate Responses to Kyoto’; Edited by Kathryn Begg, Frans van der Woerd, and David Levy, ISBN 1 874719 57 8, 231-241

Frame, R.; Gordon, R.; Whitehouse, I. (2003), ‘Corporate Responsibility in New Zealand – A Case Study’, in 'Something to Believe In: Creating Trust and Hope in Organisations: Stories of Transparency, Accountability and Governance ', Rupesh Shah, David Murphy and Malcolm McIntosh (editors), Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing, 190-205.

Frame, R. McGuiness, W. and Gordon, R., (2003), ‘Reinforcing a Clean Green Brand: an overview of sustainable development reporting in New Zealand .’ Accountability Quarterly 21: 23-28.

Significant reports

Helen Fitt, Bob Frame, Alison Greenaway, Chris McDowall, Shona Russell and Stephanie Pride (2011), Magnetic South – an online game to discuss the future of Christchurch, Landcare Research Contract Report:  LC 770, Lincoln, New Zealand

Philippa Howden-Chapman, Ralph Chapman, Wokje Abrahamse, Shaun Awatere, Geoff Fougere, Bob Frame, Michael Krausse, Bronwyn Hayward, Claire Mortimer, Anna Stevenson &  Jan Logie (2011), Christchurch’s regeneration: research and science-based  insights.  Published at New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities, http://www.sustainablecities.org.nz/

Potter, N, Frame, B and McLaren, S (2009), ‘Organisations, institutions and transitions to sustainability’, Landcare Research Working Paper, February 2009. Available at www.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/research_pubs.asp?Research_Content_ID=136#1

Gill, D., S. Pride, B. Frame, and T. Rother, (2009), Inside the black box: insights and questions from the FutureMakers project, Institute of Policy Studies Working Paper 09/03, http://ips.ac.nz/publications/publications/show/255

Sadler, B., Ward, M., and Frame, B., (2008), A Framework for Sustainability Appraisal in New Zealand .  Thinkpiece.  Landcare Contract Report LC0708/090 March 2008

Delaney, K., Frame, B. and Marquardt, M. (2007) Future for Fonterra – Thought Starter, Landcare Research report LC 0607/073 for Fonterra

Frame, B. and Marquardt, M. (2006), Implications of the Sustainable Development Programme of Action, Landcare Research report LC 0607/015 for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.  Available at www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/researchpubs/LCR_SDPOA_review_2006.pdf

Frame, B., Allen, W., Delaney, K., Harris, G., McDermott, A., Lattimore, R., Newton, B. & Wheatley C. (2006) Reshaping Asia: Sustainability, Resources and the Environment. ( Wellington, New Zealand , Asia New Zealand Foundation).  Available at http://www.asianz.org.nz/files/Reshaping%20Asia%20Summary.pdf ).

Other formats

Screenplay: Frame, R., Pala Molisa, Rhys Taylor, Hemi Toia and Wong Liu Sheung, (2005), 100% pure conjecture?  Accounts of our state(s)’, Manaaki Whenua Press 0-478-09370-5

Business Game: Frame, R., & Rhys Taylor 100% pure conjecture? : Participative games on sustainable futures for New Zealand Available in three editions (Classic Edition, Urban Edition, Biodiversity Edition (this version in English, French and Spanish)) at www.landcareresearch.co.nz/science/living/sustainable-futures/future-scenarios

Futuremakers Thought Starter Card Pack: Bob Frame, Derek Gill, Stephanie Pride & Tanja Rother, Available at www.mwpress.co.nz/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=823

Futuremakers website: Futuring social networking site Bob Frame, Derek Gill, Stephanie Pride and Tanja Rother, Available at http://futuremakers.ning.com

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Strathclyde
    PhD Elect Eng & Material Phys
    1982

Publications

Publications

Memberships

Memberships

  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Sustainable Society (IJSSoc)
  • Trustee, Centre for Fine Woodworking
  • Steering Group Member, State Sector Futures Forum
  • Member, Vision 2050 Project Committee, New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development (NZBCSD)