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Det självklara hållbarhetsarbetets följder - En kvalitativ studie över rapportering av hållbarhetsarbete inom arkitekt- och teknikkonsultbranschen.

Lindegren, Hedwig LU ; Skärblom, Hanna and Skough, Martin (2016) FEKH69 20161
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Title: The obvious sustainability work’s consequences - A qualitative study of the reporting of sustainability work within the architect and consulting engineering industry.

Seminar date: June 2nd, 2016.

Course: FEKH69 Bachelor thesis in Business Administration, 15 credits.

Authors: Hedwig Lindegren, Martin Skough and Hanna Skärblom.

Advisor: Peter W Jönsson.

Key words: Sustainability reports, legitimacy theory, stakeholder theory, institutional theory, Global Reporting Initiative and United Nations Global Compact.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine similarities and differences within companies’ sustainability reporting, within the architect and consulting engineering industry, and why these differences... (More)
Title: The obvious sustainability work’s consequences - A qualitative study of the reporting of sustainability work within the architect and consulting engineering industry.

Seminar date: June 2nd, 2016.

Course: FEKH69 Bachelor thesis in Business Administration, 15 credits.

Authors: Hedwig Lindegren, Martin Skough and Hanna Skärblom.

Advisor: Peter W Jönsson.

Key words: Sustainability reports, legitimacy theory, stakeholder theory, institutional theory, Global Reporting Initiative and United Nations Global Compact.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine similarities and differences within companies’ sustainability reporting, within the architect and consulting engineering industry, and why these differences exist.

Methodology: The study is based on qualitative interviews with seven different companies, and the empiricism has then been tested against a theoretical reference frame. The study is therefore based on a deductive approach.

Theoretical framework: This study is based on the system-oriented theories - legitimacy theory, institutional theory and stakeholder theory. The chapter also contains an explanation of the frameworks Global Reporting Initiative and United Nations Global Compact. The chapter contains a presentation of the definition of sustainability, sustainable development and sustainability reporting.

Empirical foundation: The empirical material contains interviews with managers from seven chosen companies within the engineering consultancy, and architect industry. The companies are of different sizes, and the interviews have been held over the telephone.

Conclusions: The study has shown that there are several reasons why there are differences between companies reporting of sustainability work. The main factors appear to be the priority of resources, company’s primary stakeholders, size of the company and potential stock exchange listing. The incentives to why companies choose to report their sustainability work varies, but common reasons for some of the companies was to increase awareness for customers and employees, to express what the company stands for and as a marketing strategy. The study has shown that several of the companies believe that the interest for sustainability issues will increase within the companies, and that this will benefit the whole architect and engineering consultancy industry. (Less)
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Lindegren, Hedwig LU ; Skärblom, Hanna and Skough, Martin
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  abstract     = {Title: The obvious sustainability work’s consequences - A qualitative study of the reporting of sustainability work within the architect and consulting engineering industry. 

Seminar date: June 2nd, 2016.

Course: FEKH69 Bachelor thesis in Business Administration, 15 credits. 

Authors: Hedwig Lindegren, Martin Skough and Hanna Skärblom.

Advisor: Peter W Jönsson.

Key words: Sustainability reports, legitimacy theory, stakeholder theory, institutional theory, Global Reporting Initiative and United Nations Global Compact.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine similarities and differences within companies’ sustainability reporting, within the architect and consulting engineering industry, and why these differences exist.

Methodology: The study is based on qualitative interviews with seven different companies, and the empiricism has then been tested against a theoretical reference frame. The study is therefore based on a deductive approach.

Theoretical framework: This study is based on the system-oriented theories - legitimacy theory, institutional theory and stakeholder theory. The chapter also contains an explanation of the frameworks Global Reporting Initiative and United Nations Global Compact. The chapter contains a presentation of the definition of sustainability, sustainable development and sustainability reporting.

Empirical foundation: The empirical material contains interviews with managers from seven chosen companies within the engineering consultancy, and architect industry. The companies are of different sizes, and the interviews have been held over the telephone.

Conclusions: The study has shown that there are several reasons why there are differences between companies reporting of sustainability work. The main factors appear to be the priority of resources, company’s primary stakeholders, size of the company and potential stock exchange listing. The incentives to why companies choose to report their sustainability work varies, but common reasons for some of the companies was to increase awareness for customers and employees, to express what the company stands for and as a marketing strategy. The study has shown that several of the companies believe that the interest for sustainability issues will increase within the companies, and that this will benefit the whole architect and engineering consultancy industry.},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det självklara hållbarhetsarbetets följder - En kvalitativ studie över rapportering av hållbarhetsarbete inom arkitekt- och teknikkonsultbranschen.},
  year         = {2016},
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