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Drivkrafter för energieffektiviseringar: Studie av stora svenska tillverkningsföretag
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

BackgroundEnvironmental issues have become relevant all over the world. This has led to customers putting high demands on company that manufactures the product they purchase, to ensure that it’s been manufactured in an environmentally friendly manner. One way for companies to reduce their environmental impact is to improve the organizations energy efficiency. There is, however, a lack of knowledge of what truly affects the companies’ incentives to implement these investments. The research has not yet succeeded in mapping out whether the companies’ perception of the driving forces can be explained by means of its corporate characteristics.

ObjectivesThe objective of this study is to contribute with knowledge of what is affecting the companies’ incentives to invest in energy efficiency improvements. The purpose is to study which driving forces affect the companies most when they have the opportunity to implement an energy-efficient property- technical investment. Furthermore, the intention is to investigate whether the proximity of large Swedish manufacturing companies to the end customer influences their perception of the importance of these driving forces. The result of the study can be used as an aid for suppliers of energy-efficient systems as they through this research can gain knowledge of what their customers value in order to adapt their marketing accordingly.

MethodsThe study was carried out using a quantitative analysis where primary data was collected through a questionnaire sent out by e-mail. In order to ensure a high reliability and validity in the study, the questionnaire was designed with the help of already tested and validated secondary data. This questionnaire was then sent out to large manufacturing companies in Sweden and a collection of 121 replies was made. The collected material was processed in SPSS using relevant analyzes and tests in order to answer the research questions of the study.

ResultsOnly the importance of one driving force differed between companies that had different proximity to the end customer. Deeper analysis, on the other hand, reviled that the importance of 11 driving forces differed between companies that had different energy intensities.

ConclusionsThe perception of the importance of government subsidies when investing in energy-efficient systems differs between companies that have different proximity to the end customer. An increased understanding of the difference in perceived significance can be obtained if consideration is also given to the company’s energy intensity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 47
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Environmental Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-18375OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-18375DiVA, id: diva2:1334430
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Degree Project in Master of Science in Engineering 30,0 hp
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IEACI Master of Science in Industrial Management and Engineering
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2019-06-03, karlskrona, 16:55 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2019-07-03 Created: 2019-07-02 Last updated: 2019-07-03Bibliographically approved

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