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Paper info: Allocating environmental effects - a company vis-à-vis a network perspective

Title


Allocating environmental effects - a company vis-à-vis a network perspective

Authors


Christina Öberg
Linköping University
Sweden
Christina Öberg , Maria Björklund and Maria Huge-Brodin

Place of Publication


The paper was published at the 25th IMP-conference in Marseille, France in 2009.

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Abstract


Environmental effects have attracted increased interest in the past years. In this paper, we discuss how a company vis-à-vis a network perspective on allocation of environmental effects may lead to quite different decisions by firms. Empirical examples based on four case studies describe logistic solutions and what effects are seen from a single company and a network perspective. It is concluded that if only considering environmental effects from an individual company's perspective, certain aspects are left out. This in turn has consequences for the environment. For society it becomes vital to find the appropriate analysis level for environmental effects, and also to reconsider allocations of environmental effects on company levels as this may actually counteract environmental-friendly intentions.