Reintroducing Organisational Innovations to Environmental Sustainability - A study of rational innovations that are regularly ignored

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Dooley, Kenneth
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-14T10:02:41Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-14T10:02:41Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-7861-8 (electronic)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-7860-1 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4942 (electronic)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (ISSN-L)
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/30049
dc.description.abstract The current governmental climate change targets, such as the Paris agreement, are indeed a step in the right direction, however, they will not be met through the incremental innovation of business as usual. Furthermore, firms cannot be complacent and rely on technological advancements to deliver the required reduction in emissions. The innovations that form the core of this dissertation have similar characteristics which are low cost, low technology, high impact and high disruption. They deliver a substantial improvement in environmental and economic performance while requiring low investment and relying on existing technology. The downside of these organisational innovations is that they disrupt routines and require a change in behaviour of the firm. This can lead to a loss in productivity as the change is absorbed. The main aim of this research is to develop a better understanding of organisational innovations that aim to substantially improve environmental and economic performance. The research methodology employed in this dissertation is based on a mixed methods approach which combines qualitative and quantitative methods. The background of the research is predominantly qualitative and the research data is a combination of both qualitative and quantitative data. The perspective of this research's paradigm is mainly pragmatism. This research argues that greater focus should be given to innovations with the above mentioned low-low-high-high characteristics. These kinds of innovations seek to reconfigure established organisational processes and this is challenging as it disrupts routines and requires a change in behaviour of the firm's employees. As a consequence, organisational innovations are more complex than many other types of innovations. The main contribution of the research is the development of a framework that shows the route that firms should take when aiming to reconfigure their organisational processes. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 33/2018
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 1]: Dooley K. 2017. Value Chain Systemicity: Promoting Organizational Creativity and Environmental Sustainability in Low Velocity Industries. Journal of Cleaner Production, 140: 1903-1913. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.09.075
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 2]: Dooley K. 2017. Routine Rigidity & Environmental Sustainability: Why Rational Innovations are Regularly Ignored. Business Strategy and the Environment, 27(1): 70-81. DOI: 10.1002/bse.1984
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 3]: Dooley K. 2017. Routines, Rigidity and Real Estate: Organisational Innovations in the Workplace. Sustainability, 9(6): 998-1011. DOI: 10.3390/su9060998
dc.subject.other Environmental science en
dc.subject.other Real estate en
dc.title Reintroducing Organisational Innovations to Environmental Sustainability - A study of rational innovations that are regularly ignored en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi
dc.contributor.school Insinööritieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Engineering en
dc.contributor.department Rakennetun ympäristön laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Built Environment en
dc.subject.keyword environmental sustainability en
dc.subject.keyword organisational innovations en
dc.subject.keyword routine rigidity en
dc.subject.keyword environmental innovations en
dc.subject.keyword organisational inertia en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-7861-8
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Junnila, Seppo, Prof., Aalto University, Department of Built Environment, Finland
dc.opn Ritala, Paavo, Prof., Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
dc.contributor.lab Real Estate Business en
dc.rev Boons, Frank, Prof., University of Manchester, UK
dc.rev Foxon, Tim, Prof., University of Sussex, UK
dc.date.defence 2018-03-02
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