Managing energy efficiency in the process industry with performance measurement and rewarding - Case Borealis Polymers Oy

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi Pentti, Emilia 2011-11-14T11:23:19Z 2011-11-14T11:23:19Z 2009
dc.description.abstract MANAGING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE PROCESS INDUSTRY WITH PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND REWARDING – CASE BOREALIS POLYMERS OY Research objectives The objective of this study was to examine the impact of measuring and rewarding energy efficiency on work motivation. The goal was to find out, whether measuring and rewarding energy efficiency are experienced as motivating in the case company and how these elements should be further developed so that work motivation could be expected to improve. Sources The theoretical part of the study was compiled out of a wide range of research articles, reports and academic textbooks concerning performance measurement, work motivation, rewarding and measuring energy efficiency. The data used in the empiric part consisted of theme interviews with the case company representatives and written material from the company. Research method The study was conducted by using theme interviews and informal discussions with the case company representatives. The interviewees consisted of directors, technical professionals and floor level employees i.e. operators. Altogether twenty one people were interviewed. Additionally, the company’s written material, such as scorecards, was used as a study material. Results The study showed that influencing measuring and rewarding energy efficiency is experienced difficult especially in the floor level of the company. For this reason, the effects of measuring and rewarding energy efficiency on work motivation were experienced as limited. During the interviews, five themes on how to enhance energy efficiency in the case company emerged: shared ownership, employee involvement, concrete training, illustrative measuring and real-time information. As a conclusion of this study, Map to motivation -framework was constructed. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Managing energy efficiency in the process industry with performance measurement and rewarding - Case Borealis Polymers Oy en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Kauppakorkeakoulu fi School of Economics en
dc.contributor.department Department of Accounting and Finance en
dc.contributor.department Laskentatoimen ja rahoituksen laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword Energy efficiency
dc.subject.keyword performance measurement
dc.subject.keyword rewarding
dc.subject.keyword work motivation
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201111181208
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Accounting en
dc.programme.major Laskentatoimi fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon laskentatoimi
dc.subject.helecon accounting
dc.subject.helecon energiatalous
dc.subject.helecon energy economy
dc.subject.helecon tehokkuus
dc.subject.helecon effectiveness
dc.subject.helecon mittarit
dc.subject.helecon ratings
dc.subject.helecon arviointi
dc.subject.helecon evaluation
dc.subject.helecon motivaatio
dc.subject.helecon motivation
dc.subject.helecon kannustaminen
dc.subject.helecon incentives
dc.subject.helecon teollisuus
dc.subject.helecon industry
dc.ethesisid 12164 2009-10-06
dc.location P1 I

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