A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Championing processes and the emergence of industrial symbiosis

Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Kokoulina Liudmila, Ermolaeva Liubov, Patala Samuli, Ritala Paavo
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Regional Studies
Volume number: 53
Issue number: 4
Start page: 528
End page: 539
Number of pages: 12
ISSN: 0034-3404
eISSN: 1360-0591
JUFO-Level of this publication: 3
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2019110837277


Industrial symbiosis is an important concept for regional development in which industrial organizations seek to use one another’s outputs and inputs, reduce waste and achieve economic benefits. Though the technical details of this phenomenon are well known, the roles of key individuals and, particularly, their championing processes remain unclear. This paper includes a pre-study of a national industrial symbiosis system, followed by an in-depth case study of a regional industrial symbiosis related to heat reuse. The findings reveal novel implications about how champions facilitate collaboration among regional organizations and other stakeholders, leading to the emergence of industrial symbiosis.

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