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Steel industry environmental objectives:stakeholder preference assessment usingconjoint analysis
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Biology and Environmental Science. (Miljövetenskap)
Luleå Tekniska Universitet.
2013 (English)In: Ironmaking & steelmaking, ISSN 0301-9233, E-ISSN 1743-2812, Vol. 40, no 8, 605-612 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Swedish steel industry has combined traditional methods such as life cycle analysis with less traditional methods such as preference analysis in order to move towards a closed steel eco cycle. The paper describes the use of conjoint analysis to study preferences of six different stakeholder groups regarding four environmental objectives (reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, reduced use of non-renewable resources, reduced use of non-renewable energy and weight reduction in products) and to identify gaps in preferences between the stakeholder groups. Our results suggested that there was a difference in preference between the stakeholder groups: respondents that were closer to the steel industry favoured all four environmental objectives, while members of public and political decision makers preferred a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. One of the conclusions of our study is that there is a need of improved information to clients and public on the environmental benefits of product weight reduction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 40, no 8, 605-612 p.
Keyword [en]
Conjoint analysis, Environmental objective, PLS, Steel, Stated preference, Weight reduction
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Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23341DOI: 10.1179/1743281212Y.0000000087ISI: 000327015200007Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84888409277OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-23341DiVA: diva2:584124
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Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-01-08 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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1. Environmental preferences among steel stakeholders
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Environmental preferences among steel stakeholders
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Emissions of carbon dioxide, dioxins, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter as well as use of non-renewable resources and energy are some important sustainability challenges for the Swedish steel industry. Much effort has been made, mainly by technical solutions, which to a high degree have decreased the emissions during the last 30 years.

Technical solutions however will not be sufficient to reach sustainable development, stakeholder involvement is also necessary. Stakeholder theory states that stake­holder involvement must include a dialog between the stakeholders involved and the operation. The first step in this process is to identify which key issues the stakeholders find most important and then the organisation needs to start interact with its stakeholders. This thesis deals with such issues.

Stakeholder preferences for environmental issues were assessed with conjoint analysis, Q-methodology and focus group discussions. The theory of planned behaviour was used to assess how attitudes were connected to background factors and a potential pro-environmental behaviour.

Five studies have been carried out in the framework of this thesis. The studies include: a literature review, method evaluation, evaluation of environ­mental objectives in stakeholder groups, screening of relevant factors, evaluation of steel environmental characteristics, identification of barriers to the introduction of new materials and the im­pact of worry and risk perception on strategic environmental decisions.

It can be concluded that the methods applied in the studies work well in eliciting preferences. It has been possible to show how different stakeholder groups as well as individuals prioritise environmental objectives and sustaina­bility issues. Since individuals within a stakeholder group vary considerably in preferences, the results from this thesis show the importance of illustrating results on an individual level instead of the traditional group level. Also, a method has been tested where the results were brought back to the respondents in order to stimulate discussions between different stakeholder groups.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kalmar: Linnaeus University Press, 2013. 148 p.
Series
Linnaeus University Dissertations, 145
Keyword
conjoint analysis, environmental communication, focus group, light weighting, PLS, preferences, Q-methodology, risk perception, steel, stakeholders
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Natural Science, Environmental Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-28310 (URN)978-91-87427-46-6 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-09-20, Fullriggaren, Barlastgatan 11, Kalmar, 09:30 (Swedish)
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Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
Available from: 2013-09-09 Created: 2013-08-20 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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