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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Medeiros Pereira, Giancarlo
dc.contributor.author Chiappetta Jabbour, Charbel José
dc.contributor.author Finne, Max
dc.contributor.author Borchardt, Miriam
dc.contributor.author Santos, Marcos
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-28T09:30:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-28T09:30:03Z
dc.date.issued 2020-03-01
dc.identifier.citation Medeiros Pereira , G , Chiappetta Jabbour , C J , Finne , M , Borchardt , M & Santos , M 2020 , ' Expert Insights on Successful Multinational Ecodesign Projects : A Guide for Middle Managers ' , Journal of Cleaner Production , vol. 248 , 119211 , pp. 1-15 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119211 en
dc.identifier.issn 0959-6526
dc.identifier.issn 1879-1786
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 6a003637-0fd7-43d7-bf93-5d1be30bab45
dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/6a003637-0fd7-43d7-bf93-5d1be30bab45
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/41201558/Pereira_Jabbour_Finne_Borchardt_Santos_2019_Expert_Insights_on_Successful_Multinational_Ecodesign_Projects_A_Guide_for_Middle_Managers.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/43254
dc.description.abstract Both the conception and the implementation of ecodesign require a strong focus on change management due to the risk of failure. This study examines the pivotal role of middle managers (MM), which have been overlooked in terms of ecodesign, despite their importance to organizations. This research builds on the multiple case study method, addressing this gap in the literature by analyzing successful projects orchestrated by MMs. The findings indicate that MMs develop various actions according to the relevant phase of the project. In the initial phase, MMs tend to expand their knowledge of the benefits of ecodesign, as well as assessing their top managers’ (TMs’) expectations regarding ecodesign. In the planning phase, MMs encourage engagement in the planning process, while also liaising with ecodesign professionals, identifying actions and accumulating new information. During the implementing phase, MMs seek support and engagement from TMs, improving ecodesign knowledge across the organization. The limitations of this study stem from the methods and geographical focus: multiple case studies cannot be generalized, nor does the focus on Brazilian branches allow direct generalizability to other regions, although the insights can be useful for other emerging economies. However, these limitations present possible avenues for future research. en
dc.format.extent 1-15
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ELSEVIER SCI LTD
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Cleaner Production en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 248 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title Expert Insights on Successful Multinational Ecodesign Projects en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department University of Sinos Valley
dc.contributor.department Montpellier Business School
dc.contributor.department Department of Information and Service Economy
dc.subject.keyword Ecodesign
dc.subject.keyword Change management
dc.subject.keyword Transition
dc.subject.keyword Sustainable
dc.subject.keyword Sustainability
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-202002282303
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119211
dc.date.embargo info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2022-01-14

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