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Nysten-Haarala, SoiliORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4176-2805
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Ek, K., Goytia, S., Lundmark, C., Nysten-Haarala, S., Pettersson, M., Sandström, A., . . . Stage, J. (2017). Challenges in Swedish hydropower: politics, economics and rights. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 3, Article ID e21305.
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2017 (English)In: Research Ideas and Outcomes, E-ISSN 2367-7163, Vol. 3, article id e21305Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two systems working in parallel have contributed to implementation difficulties in Swedish water governance. While the old system is designed to be predictable and stable over time, the new system is intended to be transparent and holistic, guided by the principles of Integrated Water Resource Management. The paper disentangles the challenges in Swedish water governance and proposes a blueprint for future research. The proposed research project is unique in the sense that it explores the imbalances between the new and the old water governance systems from a multi-disciplinary perspective, elaborating upon the clashes between the traditional, nationally based regulatory system and the new holistic water governance system from legal, political and economic perspectives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Pensoft Publishers, 2017
National Category
Economics Law and Society Political Science Law (excluding Law and Society) Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Economics; Law; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-66029 (URN)10.3897/rio.3.e21305 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-10-10 Created: 2017-10-10 Last updated: 2018-11-20Bibliographically approved
Henry, L. A., Nysten-Haarala, S., Tulaeva, S. A. & Tysiachniouk, M. (2016). Corporate Social Responsibility and the Oil Industry in the Russian Arctic: Global Norms and Neo-Paternalism. Europe-Asia Studies, 68(8), 1340-1368
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Corporate Social Responsibility and the Oil Industry in the Russian Arctic: Global Norms and Neo-Paternalism
2016 (English)In: Europe-Asia Studies, ISSN 0966-8136, E-ISSN 1465-3427, Vol. 68, no 8, p. 1340-1368Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Examining the oil and gas industry in the Russian Arctic, this article investigates the gap between corporate social responsibility (CSR) as articulated in corporate offices and implemented at the local level. In Russia, global CSR norms interact with weak formal institutions and the strong informal expectations of state officials and local communities that companies bear responsibility for welfare and infrastructure. As a result, the concept of citizens as ‘stakeholders’ is underdeveloped. Instead, local residents remain subjects within a neo-paternalist system of governance that mimics some elements of the Soviet past. Compensation for damages to indigenous peoples has blurred legal obligations and the voluntary nature of CSR. However, the CSR in the region is constantly developing and formal methods of compensation may assist in clarifying the scope and practice of CSR

National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60381 (URN)10.1080/09668136.2016.1233523 (DOI)000387763300003 ()2-s2.0-84992745896 (Scopus ID)
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Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 2016-11-14 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-11-14 Created: 2016-11-14 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Nysten-Haarala, S. (2016). Legal Pluralism and Globalizing Business Contracts. Scandinavian Studies in Law, 62, 297-316
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2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Studies in Law, ISSN 0085-5944, Vol. 62, p. 297-316Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm University: , 2016
Keywords
pluralism, contracts, business law
National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60763 (URN)
Note

Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-03-08 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-11-29 Created: 2016-11-29 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Nuottila, J., Kauppila, O. & Nysten-Haarala, S. (2016). Proactive Contracting: Emerging Changes in attitudes towards project contracts and lawyers' contribution. Journal of strategic Contracting and Negotiation, 2(1-2), 150-165
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Proactive Contracting: Emerging Changes in attitudes towards project contracts and lawyers' contribution
2016 (English)In: Journal of strategic Contracting and Negotiation, Vol. 2, no 1-2, p. 150-165Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

 Proactive contracting is a practice-oriented research stream, and scholars focused on proactive contracting have suggested fundamental changes for corporate contracting. Researchers have proposed that companies should improve their contracting capabilities and corporate lawyers should serve business objectives instead of preparing for possible litigation. The research reported in this paper focuses on two key areas of proactive contracting: the purpose of the project contracts; and the role of lawyers contributing to project contracts. The research goal was to find out whether business managers and corporate lawyers recognize a need for evolution in project contracting as suggested by the proactive contracting literature. The research data were collected using a survey of commercial contracting professionals, and the research results indicate that managers and lawyers share the same view – that contracts are made for business objectives and benefits. However, it was found that the perspectives of managers and lawyers differ with regard to the role of lawyers in preventing and resolving disputes.

Keywords
contract management, contracting capabilities, contracts, proactive contracting, project contracting
National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60765 (URN)10.1177/2055563616669738 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-11-29 Created: 2016-11-29 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Lando, O., Holle, M.-L., Håstad, T., Konow, B.-E., Mogelvagn-Hansen, P., Nysten-Haarala, S., . . . Zachariasson, L. (Eds.). (2016). Restatement of Nordic Contract Law. Copenhagen: Djøf Publishing
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2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Djøf Publishing, 2016. p. 394
Keywords
contract law, Nordic law
National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60766 (URN)9788757433289 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-11-29 Created: 2016-11-29 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Kujala, J., Nysten-Haarala, S. & Nuottila, J. (2015). Flexible Contracting in Project Business (ed.). Paper presented at . International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, 8(1), 92-106
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2015 (English)In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, ISSN 1753-8378, E-ISSN 1753-8386, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 92-106Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PurposeThe objective of this paper is to increase our understanding of the main challenges of the contracting process and project contracts in the context of project business characterized by a high level of complexity and uncertainty. We argue that understanding contracting as a flexible process and as a business tool will contribute to creating more value in projects which are implemented in constantly changing circumstances or which require gradual and iterative development.Design/methodology/approachThis is a conceptual paper with illustrative examples from the software industry.FindingsA prevailing approach for both managing contracts and the contracting process focuses on careful planning and drafting of contracts that protect each party in the case of conflicts and disagreements. The underlying assumption is that all activities can be planned and documented in a formal contract. According to this approach, the contracting process is seen only as a bargaining negotiation and the project contract as a detailed agreement of the responsibilities and safeguarding clauses to protect one’s position in the event of conflicts and failures. However, in the context of project business characterized by complexity and uncertainty, there is a need for flexible project contracts. We suggest that there are two fundamentally different approaches to implementing flexibility in both the contracting process and the project contract: postponing the decision until there is adequate information for decision making or making decisions that allow flexible adaptation to changes during the project lifecycle.Practical implicationsWe suggest that organizations in project business should pay closer attention to how contracts are formed and how flexibility is introduced to projects. Organizations are encouraged to see contracts as a business tool, not as rigid documents which are taken into use in case something goes wrong.Originality/valueThis paper contributes to our understanding of how to adapt the contracting process to overcome challenges related to uncertainty, especially during the early phases of the project lifecycle. We provide a novel perspective on contracting as a process that extends over the lifecycle of a project and on the project contract as an agreement between parties formed during the contracting process. This perspective includes formal contract documents as well as various other documents, oral communication, commitments, actions and incidents.

National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-4615 (URN)10.1108/IJMPB-10-2013-0062 (DOI)000355671400007 ()2-s2.0-84958528411 (Scopus ID)2971f0fa-7427-47b1-90df-a9ef4a32ae1f (Local ID)2971f0fa-7427-47b1-90df-a9ef4a32ae1f (Archive number)2971f0fa-7427-47b1-90df-a9ef4a32ae1f (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; 20141211 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Nuottila, J., Kujala, J. & Nysten-Haarala, S. (2015). Flexible Contracting in Software Project Business: What Can we learn from agile methods in the Software industry. Lapland Law Review (2), 29-54
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2015 (English)In: Lapland Law Review, no 2, p. 29-54Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Keywords
software contracts, agile methods, project contracts
National Category
Social Sciences Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60769 (URN)
Available from: 2016-11-29 Created: 2016-11-29 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Nysten-Haarala, S., Klyuchnikova, E. & Helenius, H. (2015). Law and self-regulation: Substitutes or complements in gaining social acceptance? (ed.). Paper presented at . Resources policy, 45, 52-64
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Law and self-regulation: Substitutes or complements in gaining social acceptance?
2015 (English)In: Resources policy, ISSN 0301-4207, E-ISSN 1873-7641, Vol. 45, p. 52-64Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mining industry needs a social license to operate (SLO) on local, national and global levels. In this research we study six companies in three different countries in the Kolarctic Area. All except one company seem to focus on getting the social license at the local level with agreements with other land users and local communities. For new companies a local social license seems to be more difficult to earn, but the old ones have gained it with their earlier behavior. In Sweden and Finland companies also focus on global standards, mostly because of the pressure from financers. In the mining branch, endusers are not yet interested in social responsibility of the companies. Globally functioning multinationals have, however, been alerted to develop industrial standards under the pressure of NGOs. In some mining sectors such as gold mining, international standards already play a significant role. In gaining the social license, the involvement of NGOs, which now is rather modest, might be one way to develop global standards and improve reputation. Companies, which are successfully focusing on the local level, might also gain from NGO cooperation on the national level, where the reputation of the mining industry in Sweden and especially in Finland has suffered from sporadic bad performers. Russian companies have their own challenges because of the weak formal institutions of the country. There both good national relations with the power structures and a strong role in developing the surrounding areas are fundamental

National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5338 (URN)10.1016/j.resourpol.2015.02.008 (DOI)000360951300007 ()2-s2.0-84926303163 (Scopus ID)369ddb0b-fc09-4b14-b81d-1321b74c217a (Local ID)369ddb0b-fc09-4b14-b81d-1321b74c217a (Archive number)369ddb0b-fc09-4b14-b81d-1321b74c217a (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 2; 20150413 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Nysten-Haarala, S., Bogdanova, E., Kondakov, A. & Makarova, O. (2015). The Interplay of Flexibility and Rigidity in Russian Business Contracting: The Formal and Informal Framework in Contracting. Lapland Law Review (2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Interplay of Flexibility and Rigidity in Russian Business Contracting: The Formal and Informal Framework in Contracting
2015 (English)In: Lapland Law Review, no 2Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Keywords
contracting, contract law, Russian law
National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60767 (URN)
Available from: 2016-11-29 Created: 2016-11-29 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Nysten-Haarala, S. (2015). Weak Property Rights and Unequal Distribution of Weath as Obstacles for Development: An institutional analysis on Russian Transition (ed.). Paper presented at . Scandinavian Studies in Law, 60, 221-251
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Weak Property Rights and Unequal Distribution of Weath as Obstacles for Development: An institutional analysis on Russian Transition
2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Studies in Law, ISSN 0085-5944, Vol. 60, p. 221-251Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
Law
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-11695 (URN)ab5962e1-27c7-4f43-a84e-0e6e530e2817 (Local ID)ab5962e1-27c7-4f43-a84e-0e6e530e2817 (Archive number)ab5962e1-27c7-4f43-a84e-0e6e530e2817 (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 2; 20150209 (soinys)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
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