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Green innovation systems in Swedish industry: 1960-1989
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History.
Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.
2011 (English)In: Business history review, ISSN 0007-6805, Business History Review, Vol. 85, no 4, 677-698 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Organizational networks had a strong influence on the diffusion of green knowledge within the Swedish pulp-and-paper industry from the mid-1960s to the 1980s. The environmental adaptations made by this industrial sector were not merely the result of a corporate initiative or of the response by firms or industries to environmental regulation. An examination of the innovation-system approach that was used to further the industry's environmental goals reveals that the knowledge and technology development underpinning the project depended on a network of diverse actors. Within this network, the semi-governmental Institute for Water and Air Protection, working with a consulting company, was a critical generator and intermediary of knowledge. Thus, the success of the project was largely due to the Institute's balanced relations with government and industry.

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New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Vol. 85, no 4, 677-698 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52671DOI: 10.1017/S0007680511001152ISI: 000299666700002OAI: diva2:506387
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2012-12-20 Created: 2012-02-28 Last updated: 2012-12-20Bibliographically approved

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