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From issues to checkpoints and back: Managing green issues in R&D
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
2004 (English)In: Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol. 13, no 6, 363-373 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The article is based on a qualitative study of how green issues affect the R&D work in two large Swedish manufacturing firms. Both internal (environmental staff, top management) and external (regulators) actors drive the greening processes and our firms seem to be far reaching in their green works. In our discussions, we rely on a dynamic model of organizational change to emphasize that if green issues, in our cases perceived as strategic issues, are to change the firm and its R&D work, there has to be a focus on not only technological (tangible) components, but also on cultural (intangible) aspects. A proactive environmental product development strategy might therefore benefit from widening its focus to the whole organization. In addition to a more holistic approach, a basic argument in the paper is also that if green issues are to survive, they have to be kept evergreen. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

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2004. Vol. 13, no 6, 363-373 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-16308DOI: doi:10.1002/bse.402OAI: diva2:155981
Available from: 2007-01-17 Created: 2007-01-17 Last updated: 2011-01-12Bibliographically approved

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