Team: Governance and Policy
P.O. Box 69040
Mob: 027 478 4123
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Bob is a Principal Scientist in Sustainability and Society at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, based in Lincoln, New Zealand.
Bobâs 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 âpossibility spaceâ 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'.
Frame, B. New Zealand, new futures, new thinking?â, Submitted to Futures
Russell, S., and Frame, B., (2013) âPost-normal Sustainability Technologies: Some early evidenceâ. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 16(1/2)
Frame, B. and Bebbington, J., (2012), âA comparison of the national sustainable development strategies for New Zealand and Scotlandâ. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 15(3), 249-276
Frame, B., Collins, A., and Gordon, R., (2011) âNew Zealand, new futures, new ways of science engaging with society?â, 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) âFutureMakers: A New Zealand Experiment in Building Capability for Futures Literacyâ. 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), âInitiating corporate social responsibility reporting: evidence from NZ â Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 22 (4), 588 â 625
Frame, B., (2008) ââWickedâ, âmessyâ and âclumsyâ: Long-term Frameworks for Sustainabilityâ, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 26, 1113-1128
M. Elmes and Frame, B, (2008), âInto Hot Air: A critical perspective on Everest, Human Relations, 61, 213 - 240
Frame B., and Brown, J., (2008), âDeveloping Post-normal Sustainability technologiesâ, Ecological Economics, 65, 225-241
Frame, B. and Newton, B., (2007) âPromoting sustainability through social marketing: Examples from New Zealand â, International Journal of Consumer Studies, 31, 571-581
Bebbington J., Brown J., Frame, B., and I. Thomson, (2007), âTheorizing Engagement: The Potential of a Critical Dialogic Approachâ, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 20(3), 356-381
Bebbington, J., Brown, J. and B. Frame, (2007) âAccounting Technologies and Sustainability Assessment Modelsâ, Ecological Economics, 61(2-3), pp. 224-236
Frame, B., and R. Vale, R., (2006), âIncreasing the uptake of low impact urban design and development: the role of assessment systemsâ, Local Environment, 11(3), 287-306
J. Cavanagh, B. Frame & J. Lennox, (2006), â The Sustainability Assessment Model (SAM): Measuring Sustainable Development Performanceâ, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 13, 31-34
Frame, B., (2005) â Bhutan : A review of its approach to sustainable developmentâ, Development in Practice 15(2): 216-221
Frame, B., (2005) âCorporate Social Responsibility: A challenge to the donor communityâ, Development in Practice, 15(3-4), 422-432
Frame, B and Taylor, R., (2005) âPartnerships for Sustainability: Effective Practice?â10 (3), 275-299.
Frame, B. (2004), âThe Big Clean Up: Social Marketing for the Auckland Regionâ, Local Environment 9(6), 507-526.
Ginsberg, B. and Frame, B. (2004), âAddressing Local Sustainability in Australia and New Zealand â, Local Environment 9(6), 501-505.
Frame, R.; Te Puni, L.; Wheatley, C. (2004) âCan donors contribute meaningfully to sustainable development in large regions? : NZAID in Latin Americaâ, Development in Practice 14(3), 328-341
Frame, R.; Gordon, R.; Whitehouse, I., (2004), âA Framework for Corporate Responsibility in New Zealand , The Corporate Citizen ( Deakin University) 4(1), 4-10
Frame, R. (2003), â China âs Poverty Pockets: Issues for sustainable developmentâ, Development Bulletin 61, 34-38.
Frame, R. (2003), â Bhutan : demographic challenges, sustainable responsesâ, Development Bulletin 62, 104-108.
Allan, N., B. Frame and I Turney (2003), âTrust and Narrative: Experiences of Sustainabilityâ, The Corporate Citizen ( Deakin University) 3(2), 2-6
Carswell, R.; Frame, R., Martin, V. and Turney, I. (2003) âExchanging emissions for biodiversity In pursuit of an integrated solution in New Zealand â. 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.
Russell, Shona, Bob Frame and James Lennox, âOld Problems, New Solutionsâ, (2011), âManaaki 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), âHatched: the capacity for sustainable developmentâ, , 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) , âWork in Progress â Four future scenarios for New Zealand â, Manaaki Whenua Press ISBN 978-0478-09388-9
Frame, Bob., Rhys Taylor, Kate Delaney (2005) , âWork in Progress â Four Futures for New Zealand â, Manaaki Whenua Press ISBN 0-478-09371-3
Frame, R., Y Medury, Y Joshi, (1992), âGlobal Climate Change: Science, Impact and Responsesâ, Tata Energy Research Institute,
Frame, R., J Victor, Y Joshi, (1993), âBiodiversity: Forests, Wetlands and Desertsâ, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, India
Russell S, Frame B, 2011. From Old problems to new solutionsâ¦., in âOld Problems, New Solutionsâ, (2011), âManaaki 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 Solutionsâ, (2011), âManaaki 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 â 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: âWicked Problemsâ 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 âa 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 â 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), â100% pure conjecture? Accounts of our future state(s)â, In J. Liu, T. McCreanor, T. Teaiwa and T. McIntosh, T. (Eds), â New Zealand Identities: Departures and Destinations.â
Frame, R.; Gordon, R.; Turney, I. (2005), âThe Emissions / Biodiversity Exchange: a corporate sustainable development programme in New Zealandâ, in âThe Business of Climate Change: Corporate Responses to Kyotoâ; 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), âCorporate Responsibility in New Zealand â A Case Studyâ, 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), âReinforcing a Clean Green Brand: an overview of sustainable development reporting in New Zealand .â Accountability Quarterly 21: 23-28.
Helen Fitt, Bob Frame, Alison Greenaway, Chris McDowall, Shona Russell and Stephanie Pride (2011), Magnetic South â 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), Christchurchâs 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), âOrganisations, institutions and transitions to sustainabilityâ, 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 â 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.,
Screenplay: Frame, R., Pala Molisa, Rhys Taylor, Hemi Toia and Wong Liu Sheung, (2005), 100% pure conjecture? Accounts of our state(s)â, 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
PhD Elect Eng & Material Phys
- Frame B, Bebbington J 2012. A comparison of the national sustainable development strategies for New Zealand and Scotland. International journal for sustainable development 15(3): 249-276. (Journal Article, 2012)
- Frame B, Russell S 2011. Concluding commentary. 14 14 In: Russell S, Frame B, Lennox J ed. Old problems, new solutions: integrative research supporting natural resource governance. Lincoln, Manaaki Whenua Press. Pp. 125-140. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/42259/opns_natural_resource_governance.pdf (Book Section, 2011)
- Russell S, Frame B 2011. From old problems to new solutions... . 1 1 In: Russell S, Frame B, Lennox J ed. Old problems, new solutions: integrative research supporting natural resource governance. Lincoln, Manaaki Whenua Press. Pp. 1-11. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/42259/opns_natural_resource_governance.pdf (Book Section, 2011)
- Russell S, Frame B, Lennox J ed. 2011. Old problems, new solutions: integrative research supporting natural resource governance. Lincoln, Canterbury, NZ, Manaaki Whenua Press. 140 p. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/42259/opns_natural_resource_governance.pdf (Edited Book, 2011)
- InfoFile site recording history of project and key findings. http://infofile.landcareresearch.co.nz/all/projects/main/00024/default.aspx (Web Page, 2011)
- Frame B 2011. Magnetic South. Landcare Research Newsletter to the Ministry for the Environment: MfE Update(3): unp. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/mfe/issue3.asp#south (Journal Article, 2011)
- Bob Frame is reviewing a manuscript for the journal Environmental Science & Policy. (Journal Article, 2011)
- Landcare Research 2011. Landcare Research submission on the draft Central City Plan. (Other, 2011)
- 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)