Ändra sökning
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Connecting organizational context to environmental sustainability initiatives and industrial symbiosis: Empirical results and case analysis
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Samhällsbyggnad, Energi och resurser. Lund University, Sweden.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-5144-1143
Lund University, Sweden.
2023 (Engelska)Ingår i: Sustainable Production and Consumption, ISSN 2352-5509, Vol. 40, s. 210-219Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Industrial symbiosis can move us closer to a circular economy and enable efficient and sustainable use of resources. Its potential has however been far from realized, and to increase our understanding of why that is, we investigate drivers, barriers, and outcomes associated with both broadly defined environmental sustainability initiatives and industrial symbiosis from an organizational context perspective. A mixed-methods approach is used, combining statistical analysis of survey material with an embedded case study at an industrial symbiosis network in Sotenäs, Sweden. The position of the customer order decoupling point (CODP), a critical aspect of supply chains that separates forecast-based operations from those tied to specific orders, enables comparisons between organizations with primarily forecast-driven operations from those with primarily order-driven operations. We find that the CODP plays an important role in organizations' commitments to sustainability initiatives in general, as organizations with different CODP positions experience different levels of benefits from such initiatives. We did not find that the CODP position had the same impact for industrial symbiosis initiatives. Our results indicate that both industrial symbiosis, a very specific type of sustainability initiative and collaboration, and environmental sustainability initiatives in a broad sense, are associated with multiple, positive business outcomes. However, case study participants also described that their industrial symbiosis participation was time consuming and associated with an added administrative burden. This could be a reason why such collaborations are not more prevalent, despite the potential of bringing about several positive business outcomes. Finally, our findings indicate that industrial symbiosis may bring business-related benefits to firms regardless of their CODP position, but then in order to understand why such networks are not more prevalent, we recommend that future research investigates ways of quantifying and distributing burdens and rewards associated with industrial symbiosis collaboration. © 2023 The Authors

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Elsevier B.V. , 2023. Vol. 40, s. 210-219
Nyckelord [en]
Barriers, Customer order decoupling point, Drivers, Environmental sustainability, Industrial symbiosis, Outcomes, Industrial research, Supply chains, Barrier, Business outcomes, Case-studies, Driver, Organizational context, Outcome, Result analysis, Sustainable development
Nationell ämneskategori
Ekonomi och näringsliv
Identifikatorer
URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-65670DOI: 10.1016/j.spc.2023.06.023Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85163551133OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-65670DiVA, id: diva2:1786937
Anmärkning

This work was supported by the Graduate School in Energy Systems (FoES) funded by the Swedish Energy Agency (project number: P 46016-1).

Tillgänglig från: 2023-08-10 Skapad: 2023-08-10 Senast uppdaterad: 2024-05-21Bibliografiskt granskad

Open Access i DiVA

Fulltext saknas i DiVA

Övriga länkar

Förlagets fulltextScopus

Person

Harfeldt-Berg, Lovisa

Sök vidare i DiVA

Av författaren/redaktören
Harfeldt-Berg, Lovisa
Av organisationen
Energi och resurser
I samma tidskrift
Sustainable Production and Consumption
Ekonomi och näringsliv

Sök vidare utanför DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetricpoäng

doi
urn-nbn
Totalt: 4 träffar
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf