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Applying a network level in environmental impact assessments
Lunds Tekniska Högskola. (Produktionsekonomi)
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8554-0687
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Logistics Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, E-ISSN 1873-7978, Vol. 65, no 2, 247-255 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Researchers and society devote increasing interest to environmental impact assessments. The study here discusses and questions current assessment models by relating them to inter-organizational network analyses, and demonstrates that single entities as the basis for environmental impact assessments may not be in the best interests of society. Three case studies focusing on logistical solutions illustrate environmental effects on a single-entity and a network level. The paper concludes that considering environmental impacts on a single-entity level disregards indirect effects, which in turn has consequences for the environment. The paper points to the importance of identifying the appropriate level for analysis of environmental impacts since the single entity as the basis for assessments may undermine environmentally friendly intentions.

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Elsevier, 2012. Vol. 65, no 2, 247-255 p.
Keyword [en]
Environment, Assessment, Resource, Behavior, Network
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Transport Systems and Logistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71726DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2011.05.026ISI: 000300968000022OAI: diva2:453487
Konkurrenskkraftiga affärsmodeller för att möta framtidens krav på hållbara logistiksystem
Available from: 2011-11-02 Created: 2011-11-02 Last updated: 2015-06-02

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