Exploring business models for export of environmental technology: Cases from Linkoping city, Sweden
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Undersökning av äffarsmodeller för export av miljöteknik (Swedish)
At present time, climate and energy issues are important subjects in the international market and environmental technology is a rapidly growing concept. Many companies in Sweden have developed much in-house knowledge in environmental technology. Therefore, they have great opportunity to export. In the sustainability perspective, export has not only benefits in the economic aspect, but also advantages for the environment. Development of appropriate business models is necessary for supporting environmental technology export.In this research an attempt was made to explore business model elements and offerings for export of environmental technology. The relevant theories in environmental technology characteristics, customization, product service systems and business models were used.The case studies included a Swedish municipality-owned company, its subsidiaries and a Swedish private company which was active in export. Empirical data were collected by conducting of interviews. The results reflect the business models and offerings of the studied cases. The analysis of cases provided findings for environmental technologies characteristics which have effect on export business models.Furthermore, six categories for making distinction among different elements of business models in literature were defined in this study. By analysis of the cases a new category which entailed new elements was added as the seventh category. The mentioned categories are useful in business model formulating for export of environmental technology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 78 p.
Business Model, Environmental Technology, Product Service System, Export, Customization, Waste to Energy, Biogas
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-97718ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-A--13/01586—SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-97718DiVA: diva2:650458
2013-03-15, 13:00 (English)
Sakao, Tomohiko, Professor
Lakemond, Nicolette, Associate Professor