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An investigation of Eco-Innovation in household refrigerator industry: A Comparative study of Electrolux (Sweden) and Toshiba Consumer Products (Thailand)
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


The main purpose is to investigate how the two companies in a cross-national context pursue innovation particularly in the process of achieving eco-innovations practices in manufacturing operation


An in-depth interviewing approach was used conducting a face-to-face interview and an online video conference.

Research question:

" What are the key differences in the process of achieving eco-innovations in the production systems between two household refrigerator manufacturing companies in a cross-national context? "


1. Why do the companies pursue eco-innovations?

2. How do the companies manage eco-innovations?

3. Who in the companies is involved in achieving eco-innovations?

4. What measurements are used to determine the success of eco-innovations?


The results suggest that the organizations in each country respond to different demand and orientation. They also deploy differences in approach and involving actors towards achieving eco-innovation journey


While the findings are induced from a case study of two companies in a particular industry in Thailand and Sweden, the generalizability of the findings is somehow limited

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 84 p.
Keyword [en]
Environment, Innovation, National innovation system, Manufacturing, Production system
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-12868OAI: diva2:434392
Subject / course
Innovation Technology
Available from: 2011-08-15 Created: 2011-08-15 Last updated: 2011-08-15Bibliographically approved

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