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Sustainability Trends And their Relevance to THULE

Cardozo Vargas, Jorge Eduardo; Gao, Bei and Sun, Kaiji (2010)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
The concept of sustainability has been put forward since 1987 and from that point of time research regarding it has emerged and evolved since its appearance. Definitions of sustainability vary from person to person due to the context used, and big amount of companies have started to realize its importance and begun with searching their ways till achieving a sustainable development in today‘s tough economic environment. Thule AB is an international consumer product company based in Sweden, producing mainly car accessories, which operates its business primarily in Europe and the United States, recognized as the two areas with most sustainability discussions and actual actions. This thesis studied firstly the general sustainable trends... (More)
The concept of sustainability has been put forward since 1987 and from that point of time research regarding it has emerged and evolved since its appearance. Definitions of sustainability vary from person to person due to the context used, and big amount of companies have started to realize its importance and begun with searching their ways till achieving a sustainable development in today‘s tough economic environment. Thule AB is an international consumer product company based in Sweden, producing mainly car accessories, which operates its business primarily in Europe and the United States, recognized as the two areas with most sustainability discussions and actual actions. This thesis studied firstly the general sustainable trends nowadays, and then further explored the institutional and business environment where Thule is in. It also derived some alternatives the company can take so as to go sustainable based on considering all these three aspects. An intensive document study was conducted to get not only sustainability trends presented literally already, but also facts in the institutional as well as the industrial context where Thule is playing its role. When doing the research we also interviewed seven researchers from Lund University with their main study topics closely related to sustainability for the insights from an academic perspective in regard to the sustainable trends. (Less)
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author
Cardozo Vargas, Jorge Eduardo; Gao, Bei and Sun, Kaiji
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Management of enterprises, sustainability strategy, sustainability policy, sustainability trends, Thule, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1624103
date added to LUP
2010-06-04 00:00:00
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2012-04-02 18:14:03
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  abstract     = {The concept of sustainability has been put forward since 1987 and from that point of time research regarding it has emerged and evolved since its appearance. Definitions of sustainability vary from person to person due to the context used, and big amount of companies have started to realize its importance and begun with searching their ways till achieving a sustainable development in today‘s tough economic environment. Thule AB is an international consumer product company based in Sweden, producing mainly car accessories, which operates its business primarily in Europe and the United States, recognized as the two areas with most sustainability discussions and actual actions. This thesis studied firstly the general sustainable trends nowadays, and then further explored the institutional and business environment where Thule is in. It also derived some alternatives the company can take so as to go sustainable based on considering all these three aspects. An intensive document study was conducted to get not only sustainability trends presented literally already, but also facts in the institutional as well as the industrial context where Thule is playing its role. When doing the research we also interviewed seven researchers from Lund University with their main study topics closely related to sustainability for the insights from an academic perspective in regard to the sustainable trends.},
  author       = {Cardozo Vargas, Jorge Eduardo and Gao, Bei and Sun, Kaiji},
  keyword      = {Management of enterprises,sustainability strategy,sustainability policy,sustainability trends,Thule,Företagsledning,management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sustainability Trends And their Relevance to THULE},
  year         = {2010},
}