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Lindman, Åsa
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Lindman, Å. & Stage, J. (2018). Avståndsskatters effekt för Norrbotten: En konsekvensanalys. Luleå: Region Norrbotten
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Avståndsskatters effekt för Norrbotten: En konsekvensanalys
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Region Norrbotten, 2018. p. 36
Series
Rapportserie inom Regional förnyelse
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70781 (URN)
Available from: 2018-09-06 Created: 2018-09-06 Last updated: 2018-09-25Bibliographically approved
Ranängen, H. & Lindman, Å. (2018). Exploring corporate social responsibility practice versus stakeholder interests in Nordic mining. Journal of Cleaner Production, 197(Part-1), 668-677
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring corporate social responsibility practice versus stakeholder interests in Nordic mining
2018 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 197, no Part-1, p. 668-677Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Population growth, the speed of urbanization in Asia and the more sophisticated requirements of the developed world have led to an increased demand for metals. Sweden is currently one of the EU's leading producers of ores and metals and major investments have been made regarding exploration. Although mining activities may be good for the local economy, mining can also have a negative impact both on the local environment and society which have generated a significantly increased stakeholder pressure over the last twenty years. As a consequence, the mining industry wants to be in fore front when it comes to practicing corporate social responsibility (CSR) in order to obtain the social license to operate (SLO). The concept SLO is based on the idea that mining companies need not only government permission (or permits) but also "social permission" to conduct their business. The social license consists of different parts, depending on the conditions in place.This paper is focusing on the Nordic mining industry and its stakeholders with the purpose to explore if CSR practice actually complies with stakeholder interests. This study, based on a content analysis of sustainability reports and a stakeholder survey, indicates that the CSR practice do comply to some extent with stakeholder interests but that there are room for improvement regarding the respect for laws and regulations, anti-corruption, sustainable resource use and energy in particular, sustainable land use, sustainable transports and the recycling of metals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Mining, Corporate sustainability, CSR, Corporate social responsibility, Stakeholder interests, Social licence to operate
National Category
Reliability and Maintenance Economics
Research subject
Quality Technology & Management; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-69626 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.06.159 (DOI)000441998400062 ()2-s2.0-85049913577 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-08-02 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2018-06-18 Created: 2018-06-18 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Ranängen, H. & Lindman, Å. (2017). A path towards sustainability for the Nordic mining industry. Journal of Cleaner Production, 151, 43-52
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A path towards sustainability for the Nordic mining industry
2017 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 151, p. 43-52Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The mining industry has a major impact on society - from an economic, environmental and social perspective and due to a vast number of criteria. Which criteria should be given priority depends on where the mining operations take place. This paper’s focus on the Nordic mining industry is partly due to the positive economic trend that the industry is currently experiencing and partly because very little research has been conducted on how the European mining industry addresses sustainability. The purpose of this study is therefore to examine the Nordic mining industry’s sustainability practices and to develop guidelines for such efforts.

The research methods used in the study include a literature review, a content analysis of sustainability reports, a review of existing sustainability initiatives, guidelines and tools, a stakeholder survey and interviews with mining company officials. Based on the findings, sustainability criteria guidelines for the Nordic mining industry are suggested in the areas of corporate governance, fair operating practices, economic aspects, human rights, labour practices, society and the environment. The content of the guidelines is discussed in the light of the sustainability practices performed by the studied mining companies

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
National Category
Reliability and Maintenance Economics
Research subject
Quality Technology & Management; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62496 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.03.047 (DOI)000399624000005 ()2-s2.0-85016463572 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-03-14 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-03-14 Created: 2017-03-14 Last updated: 2018-09-13Bibliographically approved
von Below, D., Carlén, B., Dahlqvist, A., Jussila Hammes, J., Lindman, Å., Marklund, P., . . . Mandell, S. (2017). Klimatpolitisk inventering: Del 2. Stockholm: Konjunkturinstitutet
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Konjunkturinstitutet, 2017. p. 106
Series
Specialstudie, ISSN 1650-996X ; 59
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70779 (URN)
Available from: 2018-09-06 Created: 2018-09-06 Last updated: 2018-09-25Bibliographically approved
von Below, D., Carlén, B., Dahlqvist, A., Jussila Hammes, J., Lindman, Å., Marklund, P. & Otto, V. (2017). Miljö, ekonomi och politik. Stockholm: Konjunkturinstitutet
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Konjunkturinstitutet, 2017. p. 131
Series
Miljö, ekonomi och politik, ISSN 2001-3108 ; 2017
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70778 (URN)978-91-86315-86-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-06 Created: 2018-09-06 Last updated: 2018-09-25Bibliographically approved
Ranängen, H., Lindman, Å. & Ejdemo, T. (2017). Towards sustainability in Nordic Mining: A path towards sustainability for the Nordic mining industry. København: Nordisk ministerråd
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards sustainability in Nordic Mining: A path towards sustainability for the Nordic mining industry
2017 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Rapid global development has led to an increased demand for raw materials such as minerals and metals – a trend that has also benefited the Nordic mining industry. However, as there are economic, environmental and social challenges related to the extraction of minerals and metals, it is important to know which aspects to prioritise for sustainability purposes. Therefore, the aim of this project is to examine the Nordic mining industry’s sustainability practices and develop guidelines for its sustainability efforts. The analysed data includes a literature review, a review of mining company websites, an analysis of sustainability reports, a review of existing sustainability initiatives, a stakeholder survey and interviews with company officials. The study has resulted in sustainability criteria guidelines for the Nordic mining industry. The guidelines are divided into the following seven core subjects: corporate governance, fair operating practices, economic aspects, human rights, labour practices, society and the environment. Corporate governance is the framework for decision making within the company, the most important aspects of which are stakeholder management, respect for the rule of law, risk management and self-regulatory practices and management systems. Fair operating practices concern ethical conduct in a company’s relationships with other organisations, where anti-corruption, responsible political involvement, fair competition and responsible supply chain management should be prioritised. The economic dimension of sustainability concerns a company’s impact on the economic conditions of its stakeholders and economic systems at local, national and global levels. Economic performance includes direct economic value for society. In contrast, indirect economic values relate to investments and services that can have an impact on communities. Local procurement practices mean the purchase of local products and services. Human rights are the basic rights to which all human beings are entitled. The suggested sustainability criteria are non-discrimination, freedom of association and collective bargaining and indigenous rights. The labour practices of a company include all the policies and practices that relate to the work that is performed within, by or on behalf of the company, including sub-contract work. Here, the sustainability criteria to be given precedence are employment, training and education, occupational health and safety, diversity and equal opportunity, conditions of work and social protection and work-life balance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
København: Nordisk ministerråd, 2017. p. 105
Series
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692
Keywords
CSR, Corporate social responsibility, sustainability, sustainable development, mining
National Category
Reliability and Maintenance Economics
Research subject
Quality Technology and Management; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61618 (URN)978-92-893-4794-5 (ISBN)978-92-893-4795-2 (ISBN)
Projects
The study is commissioned by NordMin – a Nordic network of expertise for a sustainable mining and mineral industry.
Available from: 2017-01-24 Created: 2017-01-24 Last updated: 2019-02-08Bibliographically approved
Grafström, J. & Lindman, Å. (2016). Invention, innovation and diffusion in the European wind power sector (ed.). Technological forecasting & social change, 114, 179-191
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Invention, innovation and diffusion in the European wind power sector
2016 (English)In: Technological forecasting & social change, ISSN 0040-1625, E-ISSN 1873-5509, Vol. 114, p. 179-191Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to provide an economic analysis of the technology development patterns in the European wind power sector. The three classic Schumpeterian steps of technological development, invention, innovation and diffusion, are brought together to assess the relationship between these. Three econometric approaches are used, a negative binomial regression model for inventions approximated by patent counts, different learning curve model specifications that have been derived from a Cobb-Douglas cost function to address innovation, and a panel data fixed effect regression for the diffusion model. We suggest an integrated perspective of the technological development process where possible interaction effects between the different models are tested. The dataset covers the time period 1991–2008 in the eight core wind power countries in Western Europe. We find evidence of national and international knowledge spillovers in the invention model. The technology learning model results indicate that there exists global learning but also that the world market price of steel has been an important determinant of the development of wind power costs. In line with previous research, the diffusion model results indicate that investment costs have been an important determinant of the development of installed wind power capacity. The results also point towards the importance of natural gas prices and feed-in tariffs as vital factors for wind power diffusion.

National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5975 (URN)10.1016/j.techfore.2016.08.008 (DOI)000390743900016 ()2-s2.0-84997173095 (Scopus ID)42c15956-17a6-4cb8-be3e-dc4d685b8110 (Local ID)42c15956-17a6-4cb8-be3e-dc4d685b8110 (Archive number)42c15956-17a6-4cb8-be3e-dc4d685b8110 (OAI)
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Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-01-20 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Lindman, Å. & Stage, J. (2016). Uppföljning innovationsbidraget. Luleå: Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten
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2016 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten, 2016. p. 35
Series
Rapportserie ; 2
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70782 (URN)
Available from: 2018-09-06 Created: 2018-09-06 Last updated: 2018-09-25Bibliographically approved
Lindman, Å. & Söderholm, P. (2016). Wind energy and green economy in Europe: Measuring policy-induced innovation using patent data (ed.). Applied Energy, 179, 1351-1359
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2016 (English)In: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 179, p. 1351-1359Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The green economy policy discourse has devoted a lot of attention to the design of public policy addressing low-carbon technologies. In this paper we examine the impacts of public R&D support and feed-in tariff schemes on innovation in the wind energy sector. The analysis is conducted using patent application data for four western European countries over the period 1977–2009. Different model specifications are tested, and the analysis highlights important policy interaction effects. The results indicate that both public R&D support and feed-in tariffs have positively affected patent application counts in the wind power sector. The (marginal) impact on patent applications of increases in feed-tariffs has also become more profound as the wind power technology has matured. There is also some evidence of policy interaction effects in that the impact of public R&D support to wind power is greater at the margin if it is accompanied by the use of feed-in tariff schemes. These results support the notion that technological innovation requires both R&D and learning-by-doing, and for this reason public R&D programs should typically not be designed in isolation from practical applications. The paper ends by outlining some important avenues for future research.

National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics; Renewable energy (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-13462 (URN)10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.10.128 (DOI)000383291800110 ()2-s2.0-84992309318& (Scopus ID)caf3fb1d-4754-45cb-ac1c-62cecd2b23b6 (Local ID)caf3fb1d-4754-45cb-ac1c-62cecd2b23b6 (Archive number)caf3fb1d-4754-45cb-ac1c-62cecd2b23b6 (OAI)
Note

Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 2016-10-14 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Lindman, Å. (2015). Essays on Renewable Energy Technology Development and Voluntary Carbon Offsets (ed.). (Doctoral dissertation). Paper presented at . : Luleå tekniska universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Essays on Renewable Energy Technology Development and Voluntary Carbon Offsets
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis consists of an introduction and five self-contained papers addressing the issues of renewable energy technology development and voluntary carbon offsets, respectively. Paper I presents the results from a semi-experimental study of Swedish students’ stated willingness to purchase emission allowances for carbon dioxide within the European emissions trading scheme. Methodologically the analysis draws on recent developments in the literature on integrating norm-motivated behaviour into neoclassical consumer theory. The results indicate that students’ willingness to purchase emission allowances is determined by both price and the presence of norms; people who feel personally responsible for contributing to reduced climate damages are also the ones who appear more inclined to purchase emission allowances. The empirical findings are also consistent with the notion that perceptions about others’ stated willingness to purchase emission allowances imply improvements in people’s self-image and ultimately behavioural change. In paper II we conduct a conceptual review and a meta-analysis of wind power learning rates, including an assessment of a number of important model specification and data issues that influence these learning rates. The econometric analysis in this paper relies on over 100 learning rate estimates presented in 35 studies. The results indicate that the choice of the geographical domain of learning, and thus implicitly of the assumed presence of learning spillovers, is an important determinant of wind power learning rates. We also find that the use of extended learning curve concepts, thus integrating, most notably, public R&D effects into the analysis, tends to result in lower learning rates than those generated by the so-called single-factor learning curve model specification. In paper III a critical analysis of the choice of model specification in learning curve analyses of wind power costs is presented. Special attention is devoted to the choice of either national or global cumulative capacities as learning indicators, as well as the inclusion of other independent variables such as public R&D, scale effects and a time trend. A data set of pooled annual time series over eight European countries is used. The empirical results indicate that the estimates of the learning rates may differ considerably across different model specifications. The presence of global learning for wind power appears more important than that of national learning. Moreover, the use of extended learning curve concepts, thus integrating either scale effects or public R&D (or both) into the analysis, adds to our understanding of cost decreases in wind power technology. In paper IV we examine how effective different public policies have been in encouraging innovation in the wind energy sector. The analysis is conducted using patent counts data on a panel of European countries over the time period 1977-2009. The contribution of the paper lies primarily in its in-depth empirical efforts to address the innovation impacts of different public policies, including tests of different model specifications and important policy interaction effects. An important result is that the marginal impact of public R&D support to wind power has a more profound effect on patenting activity when implemented jointly with a feed-in tariff scheme. Finally, paper V provides an econometric analysis of the technology development patterns in the European wind power sector. The invention, innovation and diffusion phases of wind power development are brought together to assess important interaction effects. The dataset covers the time period 1991-2008 for eight western European wind power countries. We find evidence of national and international knowledge spillovers in the invention model. The results from the innovation models show that there exists global learning, but also that the world market price of steel has been an important determinant of wind power investment costs. The diffusion model results indicate that investment cost is an important determinant of the development of installed wind power capacity. The results also identify natural gas prices and feed-in tariffs as vital factors behind the observed wind power diffusion patterns.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå tekniska universitet, 2015
Series
Doctoral thesis / Luleå University of Technology 1 jan 1997 → …, ISSN 1402-1544
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-17257 (URN)268f2158-0390-4364-932a-6906d64fa1cb (Local ID)978-91-7583-248-7 (ISBN)978-91-7583-249-4 (ISBN)268f2158-0390-4364-932a-6906d64fa1cb (Archive number)268f2158-0390-4364-932a-6906d64fa1cb (OAI)
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20150217 (asaoqv); Nedanstående person kommer att disputera för avläggande av filosofie doktorsexamen, Namn: Åsa Lindman Ämne: Nationalekonomi / Economics Avhandling: Essays on Renewable Energy Technology Development and Voluntary Carbon Offsets Opponent: Professor Tooraj Jamasb Durham University Business School Storbritannien Ordförande: Professor Patrik Söderholm Avdelning för Samhällsvetenskap Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle Luleå tekniska universitet Tid: Måndag den 13 april 2015, kl. 13.00 Plats: A109, Luleå tekniska universitetAvailable from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
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