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von Malmborg, Fredrik
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von Malmborg, F. (2007). Stimulating learning and innovation in networks for regional sustainable development: the role of local authorities. Journal of Cleaner Production, 15(17), 1730-1741
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stimulating learning and innovation in networks for regional sustainable development: the role of local authorities
2007 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 15, no 17, p. 1730-1741Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Inter-organizational collaboration in networks and partnerships is supposed to promote the potential for learning and innovation needed for environmental transformation and sustainable development. This paper aims at exploring the roles of local authorities (LAs) in actor-networks related to regional sustainable development, and examining their potential in stimulating learning and innovation related to sustainable development. From empirical case studies it is suggested that LAs can act as 'teachers' or 'tutors' in the networks. From further analysis, drawing also from literature on partnerships, innovation management, socio-technical change, and educational science, it is proposed that in the short run both the 'teacher' and 'tutor' approach would promote incremental innovation rather than the radical system innovations needed for sustainable development. However, there is potential for stimulating more long-term, radical change if the LA takes on the role of a 'teacher'. This approach may favour close collaboration in long-lived, multi-actor networks with potential to (i) serve as forum for continuous dialogue on sustainable development at a community level, (ii) stimulate experimentation and learning needed for system innovations, and (iii) provide a basis for strategic niche management for development and testing of new technologies. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords
Environmental management, Innovation, Innovation diffusion, Local authorities, Public-private partnership, Small and medium sized enterprises, Sustainable development
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-49111 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2006.08.014 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-12
Strachan, P., Lal, D. & von Malmborg, F. (2006). The evolving UK wind energy industry: Critical policy and management aspects of the emerging research agenda. European Environment, 16(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The evolving UK wind energy industry: Critical policy and management aspects of the emerging research agenda
2006 (English)In: European Environment, ISSN 0961-0405, E-ISSN 1099-0976, Vol. 16, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years, renewable energy - and in particular wind power - has come to the fore of both international and UK national environmental policy debates. In addition to helping to meet its Kyoto obligations, the British Government has indicated its desire For a much larger slice of the international wind energy market, and has consequently developed a national strategy to stimulate a more vibrant UK wind energy industry. With this in mind, the British Government's Climate Change Programme (DETR, 2000) and more recent Energy White Paper (DTI, 2003) outline the UK energy strategy for the coming two decades, with wind power featuring as a core component. This article critically considers the prospects for the development of a wind energy industry in the UK and introduces five strategic opportunities and five strategic barriers in this evolving segment of the energy market. The article concludes with recommendations to enhance public acceptance of wind energy and four important areas for future research are outlined. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

Keywords
Energy policy and the environment, Renewables, Wind power
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50327 (URN)10.1002/eet.400 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-12
von Malmborg, F. & Strachan, P. (2005). Climate policy, ecological modernization and the UK emission trading scheme. European Environment, 15(3), 143-160
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Climate policy, ecological modernization and the UK emission trading scheme
2005 (English)In: European Environment, ISSN 0961-0405, E-ISSN 1099-0976, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 143-160Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since the election of the Labour government in 1997, leading to a flurry of policy documents utilizing ecological modernization language, the UK has seen a steady growth in the use of new environmental policy instruments, with the British government having launched in 2002 the world's first national economy-wide emission trading scheme for greenhouse gases. Among other things, the UK Emissions Trading Scheme aims at stimulating a transition of the UK towards a low-carbon economy. Reporting findings of a recent survey of those 31 organizations participating directly in the scheme, this article critically examines the effectiveness of the scheme as an instrument in climate policy and ecological modernization. The study reveals a number of issues that appear to have been 'glossed over' by recent Government reports, and questions whether the UK ETS and climate policy in practice are vehicles for ecological modernization. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

Keywords
Climate change, Emission trading, Environment, Policy reform
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50279 (URN)10.1002/eet.384 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-12
Oskarsson, K. & von Malmborg, F. (2005). Integrated management systems as a corporate response to sustainable development. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 12(3), 121-128
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrated management systems as a corporate response to sustainable development
2005 (English)In: Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, ISSN 1535-3958, E-ISSN 1535-3966, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 121-128Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The concept of sustainable development has become widespread amongst government agencies, politicians, corporations and other organizations throughout the world. As a response to the challenge of sustainable development, Swedish corporations have shown a growing interest in integrating their efforts regarding management of environmental, quality related and social issues. Companies in the engineering industry are particularly active in this area. This paper describes the paths three world leading Swedish engineering corporations have taken in their striving towards sustainable development, and analyses why and how they are integrating their different management systems. We finally analyse and discuss, from a theoretical point of view with focus on subjects as well as methods of management, whether these integrated management systems in use can support the companies in their management of sustainability. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50428 (URN)10.1002/csr.78 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-12
von Malmborg, F. & Oskarsson, K. (2005). Integrated Management Systems as a Corporate Response to Sustainable Development. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 12, 121-128
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrated Management Systems as a Corporate Response to Sustainable Development
2005 (English)In: Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, ISSN 1535-3958, E-ISSN 1535-3966, Vol. 12, p. 121-128Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-29349 (URN)10.1002/csr.78 (DOI)14672 (Local ID)14672 (Archive number)14672 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2018-03-08
Noren, H. & von Malmborg, F. (2004). Are standardized EMSs useful in local authorities? A study of how a tool from the private sector is used in the public sector. Business Strategy and the Environment, 13(3), 187-197
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Are standardized EMSs useful in local authorities? A study of how a tool from the private sector is used in the public sector
2004 (English)In: Business Strategy and the Environment, ISSN 0964-4733, E-ISSN 1099-0836, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 187-197Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Following the trend in the private sector, standardized environmental management systems (EMSs) have been introduced in several local authorities around the world. When the tool is transferred from the private sector to the public, one can ask how useful the tool is in the new environment, since the private and the public sectors are two different types of social sphere, with different institutional logics. Taking a closer look at the situation in Sweden, this paper aims to investigate the applicability of standardized EMSs in local authorities and the public sector in general. Based on qualitative interviews with public officers in two municipalities in Sweden, it is argued that EMSs are useful in municipalities. However, the study also reveals that an EMS seems to be more suitable for technical service administrations and municipally owned companies than social service administrations. © 2004 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-45758 (URN)10.1002/bse.403 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-13
von Malmborg, F. & Norén, H. (2004). Are Standardized EMSs Useful in Local Authorities? A Study of How a Tool from the Private Sector is Used in the Public Sector. Abstract and Applied Analysis, 13, 187-197
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Are Standardized EMSs Useful in Local Authorities? A Study of How a Tool from the Private Sector is Used in the Public Sector
2004 (English)In: Abstract and Applied Analysis, ISSN 1085-3375, E-ISSN 1687-0409, Vol. 13, p. 187-197Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Following the trend in the private sector, standardized environmental management systems (EMSs) have been introduced in several local authorities around the world. When the tool is transferred from the private sector to the public, one can ask how useful the tool is in the new environment, since the private and the public sectors are two different types of social sphere, with different institutional logics. Taking a closer look at the situation in Sweden, this paper aims to investigate the applicability of standardized EMSs in local authorities and the public sector in general. Based on qualitative interviews with public officers in two municipalities in Sweden, it is argued that EMSs are useful in municipalities. However, the study also reveals that an EMS seems to be more suitable for technical service administrations and municipally owned companies than social service administrations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2004
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24360 (URN)10.1002/bse.403 (DOI)6450 (Local ID)6450 (Archive number)6450 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2018-09-06Bibliographically approved
von Malmborg, F. & Paulsson, F. (2004). Carbon Dioxide Emission trading, or not? An Institutional Analysis of Company Behaviour in Sweden.. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 11, 211-221
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Carbon Dioxide Emission trading, or not? An Institutional Analysis of Company Behaviour in Sweden.
2004 (English)In: Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, ISSN 1535-3958, E-ISSN 1535-3966, Vol. 11, p. 211-221Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24361 (URN)10.1002/csr.67 (DOI)6451 (Local ID)6451 (Archive number)6451 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2018-03-06
Paulsson, F. & von Malmborg, F. (2004). Carbon dioxide emission trading, or not? An institutional analysis of company behaviour in Sweden. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 11(4), 211-221
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Carbon dioxide emission trading, or not? An institutional analysis of company behaviour in Sweden
2004 (English)In: Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, ISSN 1535-3958, E-ISSN 1535-3966, Vol. 11, no 4, p. 211-221Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Kyoto Protocol opens up for market based solutions in climate change mitigation. A number of companies in Europe, North America and Asia have already practiced carbon dioxide emission trading. Sweden and Swedish companies have a tradition of being proactive in environmental policy and management. However, Swedish companies are acting reactively or even passively when it comes to emission trading. This paper aims to elucidate and explain the Swedish companies' behaviour on this matter. From our study, which focuses primarily on the energy and forestry sectors, it was found that companies are principally in favour of emission trading, but they have not developed initiatives for emission trading in practice. The study indicates that the institutional arrangements in which companies are situated do not encourage emission trading. Ambiguous government policies are claimed to prevent the companies from making long-term strategies on climate change mitigation in general and emission trading in particular. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-45562 (URN)10.1002/csr.67 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2018-03-07
Burström von Malmbor, F. (2004). Corporate Strategy in Climate Change Mitigation: Institutional and Transaction cost Perspectives on Corporate Participation in Kyoto Project Mechanisms.. In: 2nd Joint Research Workshop, Business and Emissions Trading University of Wittenberg-Halle,2004.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Corporate Strategy in Climate Change Mitigation: Institutional and Transaction cost Perspectives on Corporate Participation in Kyoto Project Mechanisms.
2004 (English)In: 2nd Joint Research Workshop, Business and Emissions Trading University of Wittenberg-Halle,2004, 2004Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24362 (URN)6452 (Local ID)6452 (Archive number)6452 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07
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