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Applying a network level in environmental impact assessments

Öberg, Christina LU ; Huge-Brodin, Maria and Bjorklund, Maria (2012) In Journal of Business Research 65(2). p.247-255
Abstract
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... (More)
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. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Environment, Assessment, Resource, Behavior, Network
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Journal of Business Research
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65
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2
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247 - 255
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Elsevier
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0148-2963
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10.1016/j.jbusres.2011.05.026
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  abstract     = {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. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Öberg, Christina and Huge-Brodin, Maria and Bjorklund, Maria},
  issn         = {0148-2963},
  keyword      = {Environment,Assessment,Resource,Behavior,Network},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {247--255},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Business Research},
  title        = {Applying a network level in environmental impact assessments},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2011.05.026},
  volume       = {65},
  year         = {2012},
}