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Hållbarhet i praktiken - hur miljöarbete blir verkligt i privata och offentliga organisationer

Albinsson, Eva LU (2010) STVM01 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This study sets out to examine how different kinds of organisations work with sustainability issues. It compares one private and one public actor, which are regarded as forerunners in sustainability work, namely Tetra Pak and the municipality of Malmö. Interviews with informants within the organisations form the basis for the analysis. The study uses theories regarding differences between public and private organisations and examines whether this distinction is relevant for our understanding of the cases and for organisational sustainability work in general. To structure the analysis, I have processed the theoretical literature and extracted three themes. These are: goal complexity; effectiveness or power- sharing; and management methods.... (More)
This study sets out to examine how different kinds of organisations work with sustainability issues. It compares one private and one public actor, which are regarded as forerunners in sustainability work, namely Tetra Pak and the municipality of Malmö. Interviews with informants within the organisations form the basis for the analysis. The study uses theories regarding differences between public and private organisations and examines whether this distinction is relevant for our understanding of the cases and for organisational sustainability work in general. To structure the analysis, I have processed the theoretical literature and extracted three themes. These are: goal complexity; effectiveness or power- sharing; and management methods. The analysis shows that differences in the organisations related to the first two themes are visible, but regarding management methods, similarities between the organisations predominate. Overall, the study concludes that the theoretical framework contributes to our understanding of how sustainability work is organised and can differ between different kinds of organisations. The research highlights structural differences between public and private organisations and shows how these have concrete consequences and create different premises for sustainability work. (Less)
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author
Albinsson, Eva LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM01 20102
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
offentligt, privat, hållbarhet, Tetra Pak, Malmö stad
language
Swedish
id
1692859
date added to LUP
2010-11-15 15:39:22
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2010-11-15 15:39:22
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  abstract     = {This study sets out to examine how different kinds of organisations work with sustainability issues. It compares one private and one public actor, which are regarded as forerunners in sustainability work, namely Tetra Pak and the municipality of Malmö. Interviews with informants within the organisations form the basis for the analysis. The study uses theories regarding differences between public and private organisations and examines whether this distinction is relevant for our understanding of the cases and for organisational sustainability work in general. To structure the analysis, I have processed the theoretical literature and extracted three themes. These are: goal complexity; effectiveness or power- sharing; and management methods. The analysis shows that differences in the organisations related to the first two themes are visible, but regarding management methods, similarities between the organisations predominate. Overall, the study concludes that the theoretical framework contributes to our understanding of how sustainability work is organised and can differ between different kinds of organisations. The research highlights structural differences between public and private organisations and shows how these have concrete consequences and create different premises for sustainability work.},
  author       = {Albinsson, Eva},
  keyword      = {offentligt,privat,hållbarhet,Tetra Pak,Malmö stad},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hållbarhet i praktiken - hur miljöarbete blir verkligt i privata och offentliga organisationer},
  year         = {2010},
}