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Jansson, J. & Rezvani, Z. (2019). Public responses to an environmental transport policy in Sweden: differentiating between acceptance and support for conventional and alternative fuel vehicles. Energy Research & Social Science, 48, 13-21
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Public responses to an environmental transport policy in Sweden: differentiating between acceptance and support for conventional and alternative fuel vehicles
2019 (English)In: Energy Research & Social Science, ISSN 2214-6296, E-ISSN 2214-6326, Vol. 48, p. 13-21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Understanding public responses to environmental policies can help in achieving a move towards more renewable energy. Focusing on two types of public responses to a policy, namely public acceptance and public support, this study utilizes a survey of car owners (N = 1422) to explore public responses to an environmental transport policy in Sweden. The results demonstrate higher levels of public acceptance than support for the policy and that adopters of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) are more prone to accept and support the policy by expressing higher intentions for continuous AFV adoption. Results of regression analyses show that policy acceptance can be explained by environmental beliefs and previous experience with AFVs. In addition, public support is also explained by public acceptance, even when controlling for other factors, which lends support to the deduction that policy acceptance can be theorized as antecedent to policy support. This study emphasizes the importance of understanding different types of public responses to an energy policy in order to recognize drivers for, and barriers against, successfully implementing a policy and communicating it with the public.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Policy acceptance, Policy support, Alternative fuel vehicles, Electric vehicles
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152532 (URN)10.1016/j.erss.2018.09.009 (DOI)2-s2.0-85054332840 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-10-10 Created: 2018-10-10 Last updated: 2019-02-12Bibliographically approved
Nordlund, A., Jansson, J. & Westin, K. (2018). Acceptability of electric vehicle aimed measures: effects of norm activation, perceived justice and effectiveness. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 117, 205-213
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Acceptability of electric vehicle aimed measures: effects of norm activation, perceived justice and effectiveness
2018 (English)In: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, ISSN 0965-8564, E-ISSN 1879-2375, Vol. 117, p. 205-213Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this study a model was applied on consumer acceptance of commonly implemented EV focused measures. The model is based on a norm-activation process as defined in the Value-Belief-Norm theory and the Norm-Activation Model. The study was based on a questionnaire survey study on three groups of car owners; conventional fossil fuel vehicle owners (CV, n = 312, owners of vehicles run on alternative fuels except electricity (AFVnon-electric, n = 386), and owners of some form of electric vehicle (EV, n = 494). The results indicate that activating a personal normative reasoning in people can have a positive influence on the level of acceptance of EV aimed policy measures. It is important that policy makers develop policies that are perceived as just and effective, which as a consequence are then more acceptable to citizens.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Norm-activation, Beliefs, Transportation policy, Acceptability, Electric vehicle
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152533 (URN)10.1016/j.tra.2018.08.033 (DOI)000446151200016 ()2-s2.0-85052299450 (Scopus ID)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 37031-1
Available from: 2018-10-10 Created: 2018-10-10 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Rezvani, Z., Jansson, J. & Bengtsson, M. (2018). Consumer motivations for sustainable consumption: the interaction of gain, normative and hedonic motivations on electric vehicle adoption. Business Strategy and the Environment, 27(8), 1272-1283
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Consumer motivations for sustainable consumption: the interaction of gain, normative and hedonic motivations on electric vehicle adoption
2018 (English)In: Business Strategy and the Environment, ISSN 0964-4733, E-ISSN 1099-0836, Vol. 27, no 8, p. 1272-1283Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent conceptual studies identify gain, normative and hedonic factors as three categories of motivations of consumer proenvironmental behavior. However, empirical understanding of how these motivations interact and affect proenvironmental behavior is limited. This study is based on a survey of car owners in Sweden (N = 573) and uses structural equation modeling to analyze the data. The empirical findings point to the importance of all three motivations (gain, normative and hedonic) in consumer electric vehicle adoption intentions. Furthermore, for consumers who perceive high social norms regarding sustainable consumption, the direct effect of hedonic motivations on behavioral intention is stronger, and the direct effect of gain motivations is insignificant. The business strategy implications indicate that targeting consumers who perceive high social norms in relation to proenvironmental behavior and communicating the hedonic and normative aspects of proenvironmental behaviors to this group might be more effective than general mass communication.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
consumer behavior, gain, hedonic motivation, norm, sustainable consumption
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152534 (URN)10.1002/bse.2074 (DOI)000453631500013 ()2-s2.0-85047497261 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-10-10 Created: 2018-10-10 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, J., Jansson, J., Hed Vall, G. & Modig, F. (2018). The importance of market and entrepreneurial strategic orientations among companies committed to sustainability values and practices (1ed.). In: Helen Borland, Adam Lindgreen, François Maon, Joëlle Vanhamme, Véronique Ambrosini, Beatriz Palacios Florencio (Ed.), Business strategies for sustainability: (pp. 131-143). Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The importance of market and entrepreneurial strategic orientations among companies committed to sustainability values and practices
2018 (English)In: Business strategies for sustainability / [ed] Helen Borland, Adam Lindgreen, François Maon, Joëlle Vanhamme, Véronique Ambrosini, Beatriz Palacios Florencio, Abingdon: Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 131-143Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the last few decades it has become ever clearer that humankind faces many serious environmental challenges. As the corporate sector has been identified as an important actor to address these challenges, understanding why certain companies choose to adopt sustainability initiatives, while others do not, is an important question. However, little previous research has addressed how sustainability is linked with core business strategies and concepts. In this chapter, we address this gap by highlighting how corporate strategic orientations relate to adherence to an ecological worldview and different measures of sustainability performance. Using an analytical framework where companies are classified according to their level of market and entrepreneurial orientation, we find that companies high in these orientations also display higher levels of integration of sustainability in corporate strategies and culture. The main implication of this study points to the importance of market and entrepreneurial strategic orientations among companies committed to sustainability values and practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2018 Edition: 1
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152537 (URN)978-0-429-45885-9 (ISBN)978-1-138-31134-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-10 Created: 2018-10-10 Last updated: 2018-12-11Bibliographically approved
Westin, K., Jansson, J. & Nordlund, A. (2018). The importance of socio-demographic characteristics, geographic setting, and attitudes for adoption of electric vehicles in Sweden. Travel Behaviour & Society, 13, 118-127
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The importance of socio-demographic characteristics, geographic setting, and attitudes for adoption of electric vehicles in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Travel Behaviour & Society, ISSN 2214-367X, E-ISSN 2214-3688, Vol. 13, p. 118-127Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although the number of different types of EVs is increasing, they still constitute only a small share of the total vehicle market. There are a number of barriers to car owners' adoption of an EV: travel needs, charging infrastructure, the individual car owner's socio-economic characteristics, attitudinal factors, and environmental concern. In this study, the characteristics and geographic location of all private car owners in Sweden (N = 4,447,118) are charted. Through analysis of survey data (N = 1192), the importance of socio-demographic attributes, geographic conditions, car interest, personal and social norms, and environmental concern is estimated. Mapping EV ownership shows that, so far, EV adoption has mainly occurred in metropolitan areas and also to some extent in hotspots outside the metropolitan areas, and that these hotspots are tourist regions that may be exposed to EVs via, for example, Norwegian tourists in the Swedish case. Logistic regression analyses show that age and education level have positive impacts on EV ownership. Residential area also has an influence to some extent, pointing to a slight neighborhood effect in EV adoption. However, the most important factor influencing EV ownership is the individual's personal norms. In addition to showcasing EV adoption patterns in Sweden, the contribution of this study is to point to the importance of the attitudinal factor of personal norm even when geographical conditions and socio-demographic characteristics are controlled for. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Electric vehicle, Adoption, Socio-demographic attributes, Geographic setting, Norms, Attitudes
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152241 (URN)10.1016/j.tbs.2018.07.004 (DOI)000444461000010 ()881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency
Available from: 2018-10-04 Created: 2018-10-04 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Jansson, J., Pettersson, T., Mannberg, A., Brännlund, R. & Lindgren, U. (2017). Adoption of alternative fuel vehicles: Influence from neighbors, family and coworkers. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 54, 61-73
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adoption of alternative fuel vehicles: Influence from neighbors, family and coworkers
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2017 (English)In: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, ISSN 1361-9209, E-ISSN 1879-2340, Vol. 54, p. 61-73Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the last years, many governments have set targets for increasing the share of biofuels in the transportation sector. Understanding consumer behavior is essential in designing policies that efficiently increase the uptake of cleaner technologies. In this paper we analyze adopters and non-adopters of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). We use diffusion of innovation theory and the established notion that the social system and interpersonal influence play important roles in adoption. Based on a nationwide database of car owners we analyze interpersonal influence on adoption from three social domains: neighbors, family and coworkers. The results point primarily at a neighbor effect in that AFV adoption is more likely if neighbors also have adopted. The results also point at significant effects of interpersonal influence from coworkers and family members but these effects weaken or disappear when income, education level, marriage, age, gender and green party votes are controlled for. The results extend the diffusion of innovation and AFV literature with empirical support for interpersonal influence based on objective data where response bias is not a factor. Implications for further research, environmental and transport policy, and practitioners are discussed.

Keywords
Adoption, Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), Interpersonal influence, Neighbor effect, Diffusion of innovation theory
National Category
Business Administration Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Economic Geography Social Psychology
Research subject
consumer behavior; marketing; sustainability
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-135026 (URN)10.1016/j.trd.2017.04.012 (DOI)000405976700005 ()881251-881253 (Local ID)881251-881253 (Archive number)881251-881253 (OAI)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P11-0339
Note

USBESDA

Available from: 2017-05-16 Created: 2017-05-16 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Rezvani, Z., Jansson, J. & Bengtsson, M. (2017). Cause I'll Feel Good!: An Investigation into the Effects of Anticipated Emotions and Personal Moral Norms on Consumer Pro-environmental Behavior. Journal of Promotion Management, 23(1), 163-183
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cause I'll Feel Good!: An Investigation into the Effects of Anticipated Emotions and Personal Moral Norms on Consumer Pro-environmental Behavior
2017 (English)In: Journal of Promotion Management, ISSN 1049-6491, E-ISSN 1540-7594, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 163-183Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Anticipated emotions and moral norms have previously been found to influence consumer adoption of pro-environmental products in different ways. However norms and emotions have seldom been combined in order to understand their relations in motivating consumers to adopt sustainable products. Despite the environmental benefits of sustainable products, consumer adoption is slow to take off. Utilizing data from an online survey (N=576), this study finds that anticipated emotions directly influence consumer adoption and the effect of moral norms is mediated by the anticipated emotions. This study extends the norm activation model and implies communicating positive emotions for promoting sustainable products.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
anticipated emotion, ascription of responsibility, attitude, consumer pro-environmental behavior, personal moral norm
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-117949 (URN)10.1080/10496491.2016.1267681 (DOI)
Note

USBESDA

Available from: 2016-03-08 Created: 2016-03-08 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Jansson, J., Nilsson, J., Modig, F. & Hed Vall, G. (2017). Commitment to Sustainability in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: The Influence of Strategic Orientations and Management Values. Business Strategy and the Environment, 26(1), 69-83
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Commitment to Sustainability in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: The Influence of Strategic Orientations and Management Values
2017 (English)In: Business Strategy and the Environment, ISSN 0964-4733, E-ISSN 1099-0836, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 69-83Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ecosystem degradation and social sustainability have become important issues in the corporate sphere during the last few decades. However, research discussing corporate social responsibility and related concepts has often focused on larger companies, sometimes neglecting the specifics of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The main purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between two common strategic orientations, market orientation (MO) and entrepreneurial orientation (EO), in relation to sustainability commitment, sustainability practices and management values in SMEs. Questionnaire responses from 450 Swedish SMEs were analyzed, confirming the influence of MO, EO and sustainability practices on commitment to sustainability, implying that firms committed to sustainability see both market and entrepreneurial advantages of sustainability. The results also show that different parts of MO and EO differ in importance for commitment to sustainability among SMEs. Implications concern the importance for firms and policy makers to work with sustainability issues using both internal and external perspectives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2017
Keywords
strategic orientation, market orientation, entrepreneurial orientation, environmental issues, commitment to sustainability, small and medium-sized enterprises
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies; biology, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105408 (URN)10.1002/bse.1901 (DOI)000393309400005 ()
Note

USBESDA

Available from: 2015-06-23 Created: 2015-06-23 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Jansson, J., Nordlund, A. & Westin, K. (2017). Examining drivers of sustainable consumption: the influence of norms and opinion leadership on electric vehicle adoption in Sweden. Journal of Cleaner Production, 154, 176-187
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Examining drivers of sustainable consumption: the influence of norms and opinion leadership on electric vehicle adoption in Sweden
2017 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 154, p. 176-187Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Transportation accounts for a large and growing part of carbon dioxide emissions. With an increasing vehicle fleet worldwide private car use is becoming an acute problem in need of urgent attention and action. Policy interference and cleaner cars are not enough; alternative fuel vehicles such as electric vehicles need to be adopted by consumers as well. Previous research on pro-environmental consumer behavior and sustainable consumption has proven the importance of norms and pro-environmental attitudes. However, little research has focused on understanding interpersonal influence found influential in consumer behavior research relating to innovation adoption. Consumer opinion leading and opinion seeking are two such interpersonal influence attitudinal constructs that have not been empirically analyzed in relation to sustainable consumption and alternative fuel vehicles. The main aim of this study is thus to analyze the influence of a set of attitudinal constructs on electric and flexfuel vehicle adoption: personal norms, social norms, ecological attitudes, opinion leading, and opinion seeking. Data from a questionnaire survey on three groups of electric vehicle adopters and non-adopters is used (N=1,192). The results confirm the importance of personal norms, opinion leading and opinion seeking in the three groups also when controlling for socio-demographic factors. The main contribution of this study is that it shows the importance of both interpersonal influence and attitudinal factors as drivers for eco-innovation adoption. The study also contributes in showing that electric vehicle and flexfuel vehicle adopters differ in relation to non-adopters on several factors.

Keywords
Consumer behavior, interpersonal influence, sustainable consumption, eco-innovation adoption, flexfuel vehicles, electric vehicles
National Category
Business Administration Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Social Psychology Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
consumer behavior; sustainable development
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-133076 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.03.186 (DOI)000401201900018 ()881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 37031-1
Note

USBESDA

Available from: 2017-03-30 Created: 2017-03-30 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Stål, H. I. & Jansson, J. (2017). Sustainable consumption and value propositions: exploring product–service system practices among Swedish fashion firms. Sustainable Development, 25(6), 546-558
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainable consumption and value propositions: exploring product–service system practices among Swedish fashion firms
2017 (English)In: Sustainable Development, ISSN 0968-0802, E-ISSN 1099-1719, Vol. 25, no 6, p. 546-558Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since sustainable consumption (SC) research focuses primarily on consumer purchasing behaviors, there is a gap regarding how firms attempt to shape sustainable consumption in practice. Utilizing nine case studies, this gap is addressed by exploring the use of value propositions entailing product–service systems among Swedish fashion firms. The value propositions in use by the firms suggest that sustainable consumption may be extending beyond purchase to also include aspects of use and disposal, suggesting new reciprocal responsibilities for firms and consumers. Similarities are found in what elements firms incorporate in their value propositions (i.e. more sustainable textiles, repair and take-back systems), but differences in how these are elaborated, testifying to the inter-organizational dynamics that embed practices. The paper ends with the specific caution that take-back systems may send illusionary signals regarding recycling that legitimize increased consumption and further accelerate material throughput, which would be at odds with notions of strong sustainable consumption.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2017
Keywords
sustainable consumption, product–service systems (PSSs), value proposition, practice definition, sustainable fashion, waste, sustainable business models, circular economy
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
sustainable development
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-130605 (URN)10.1002/sd.1677 (DOI)000418099600007 ()
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RiseB
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USBESDA

Available from: 2017-01-26 Created: 2017-01-26 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
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