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Barreiro-Gen, M., Lozano, R., Carpenter, A. & Bautista-Puig, N. (2023). Analysing sustainability change management in government owned companies: Experiences from European ports. Social Responsibility Journal, 19(6), 1037-1050
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysing sustainability change management in government owned companies: Experiences from European ports
2023 (English)In: Social Responsibility Journal, ISSN 1747-1117, E-ISSN 1758-857X, Vol. 19, no 6, p. 1037-1050Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

Government-owned companies (GOCs), such as ports, have engaged in efforts to become more sustainable. Most of such efforts have been technological and policy ones and mainly focusing on the environment, with limited research on organisational change management. This paper aims to provide insights into how ports have been addressing sustainability change forces and pressures.

Design/methodology/approach

Twelve semi-structured interviews were conducted with top-level directors and sustainability managers, representing ports across Europe’s maritime regions and a range of port types and sizes. The interviews were analysed using grounded theory’s constant comparative analysis.

Findings

The findings highlighted that the ports’ success in their process to become more sustainable depends on how they take advantage of the thrust forces and reduce the drag ones. The findings serve to develop the “ports’ sustainability change management framework”, with five stages: reactive, proactive, transactive, interactive, and sustainable port.

Practical implications

Ports, and other GOCs, should capitalise on their private–public nature in their contribution to making societies more sustainable by adopting a holistic perspective and interactive changes.

Originality/value

This paper provides a dynamic perspective on corporate sustainability efforts, particularly on GOCs, through organisational change management complementing technocentric and managerial approaches.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald, 2023
Keywords
corporate sustainability, government-owned companies, ports, change management, sustainability change
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies Other Social Sciences
Research subject
no Strategic Research Area (SFO)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-39593 (URN)10.1108/srj-04-2022-0165 (DOI)000822796400001 ()2-s2.0-85133651936 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-07-12 Created: 2022-07-12 Last updated: 2023-07-06Bibliographically approved
Barreiro-Gen, M., Lozano, R., Temel, M. & Carpenter, A. (2021). Exploring new waters for sustainability: gender equality in European seaports. In: : . Paper presented at International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) Conference, Mittuniversitetet, 13-15 July 2021.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring new waters for sustainability: gender equality in European seaports
2021 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Ports have been working towards becoming more sustainable. Although gender equality (SDG5) is very important within the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, it is ranked almost at the bottom of port priorities. The aim of this research is to provide insights into how ports have been addressing gender equality in their efforts to contribute to sustainability. Twelve semi-structured interviews were conducted with directors and sustainability managers from six European countries. The responses from interviewees were analysed using Grounded Theory’s constant comparative analysis.

The findings show that European ports have engaged in measures aimed at contributing to sustainability through gender equality classified in five stages: (1) Gender segregation, which needs to be overcome, and is, in many cases, the starting point; (2) Compliance with national laws and regulation, e.g. in recruitment and salaries; (3) Gender equity, reducing barriers to entry and compensate for the historical and social disadvantages that women had previously suffered from; (4) Gender equality, guaranteeing the equal treatment of men and women in all processes; and (5) More sustainable ports. Achieving gender equality is a sine qua non to make ports more sustainable, i.e. integrating social issues of sustainability with economic and environmental ones. Internal and external forces affect each of the stages, where thrust forces help ports reduce gender segregation and advance towards becoming more sustainability and drag forces slow or block the efforts and may lead to returning to a previous stage. The findings were used to develop a “Gender equality for sustainability in ports” framework.

This research is especially related to SDG5, target 5.1 (End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere), and 5.5 (Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life). 

Ports, and other traditionally male-dominated industries, could capitalise on women’s holistic perspective and higher engagement to better contribute to accelerating the progress to make Europe more sustainable, especially in these testing times.

Keywords
Gender issues, sustainability, ports
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
no Strategic Research Area (SFO)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-36796 (URN)
Conference
International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) Conference, Mittuniversitetet, 13-15 July 2021
Available from: 2021-07-15 Created: 2021-07-15 Last updated: 2021-08-17Bibliographically approved
Barreiro-Gen, M., Lozano, R., Temel, M. & Carpenter, A. (2021). Gender equality for sustainability in ports: Developing a framework. Marine Policy, 131, Article ID 104593.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender equality for sustainability in ports: Developing a framework
2021 (English)In: Marine Policy, ISSN 0308-597X, E-ISSN 1872-9460, Vol. 131, article id 104593Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ports have increasingly been addressing sustainability issues; however, gender equality has been a low priority in such efforts. This paper is aimed at providing insights into how ports have been addressing gender equality to contribute to sustainability. Twelve semi-structured interviews were conducted with top-level port managers from six European countries. The responses from the interviewees were analysed using Grounded Theory’s constant comparative analysis. The findings show that European ports have engaged in gender equality measures aimed at contributing to sustainability through gender equality in five stages: (1) Gender segregation, which needs to be overcome, and is, in many cases, the starting point; (2) Compliance with national laws and regulation; (3) Gender equity; (4) Gender equality; and (5) More sustainable ports. Internal and external forces affect each of the stages, where thrust forces help ports reduce gender segregation and advance towards becoming more sustainable and drag forces slow or block the efforts and may lead to returning to a previous stage of the framework. The findings were integrated to develop a “Gender equality for sustainability in ports” framework. Gender equality is a sine qua non for ports, and other male oriented industries, in becoming more sustainable.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2021
Keywords
Ports; Sustainability; Gender equality; Gender equity; Gender segregation
National Category
Gender Studies Environmental Sciences Economics and Business
Research subject
Intelligent Industry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-35843 (URN)10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104593 (DOI)000683462900008 ()2-s2.0-85107051138 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-05-26 Created: 2021-05-26 Last updated: 2021-08-26Bibliographically approved
Lozano, R., Carpenter, A. & Sammalisto, K. (2020). Analysing organisational change management in seaports: Stakeholder perception, communication, drivers for, and barriers to sustainability at the Port of Gävle. In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs. Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysing organisational change management in seaports: Stakeholder perception, communication, drivers for, and barriers to sustainability at the Port of Gävle
2020 (English)In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs, Springer, 2020Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
Series
Strategies for Sustainability, ISSN 2212-5450
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31933 (URN)978-3-030-36463-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-20 Created: 2020-02-20 Last updated: 2022-11-02Bibliographically approved
Carpenter, A. & Lozano, R. (Eds.). (2020). European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs. Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs
2020 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2020. p. 345
Series
Strategies for Sustainability, ISSN 2212-5450
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31925 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-36464-9 (DOI)978-3-030-36463-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-20 Created: 2020-02-20 Last updated: 2023-02-17Bibliographically approved
Carpenter, A. & Lozano, R. (2020). Introduction, chapter summary, and conclusions from the book. In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs (pp. 1-17). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction, chapter summary, and conclusions from the book
2020 (English)In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs, Springer, 2020, p. 1-17Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
Series
Strategies for Sustainability, ISSN 2212-5450
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31930 (URN)978-3-030-36463-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-20 Created: 2020-02-20 Last updated: 2020-02-20Bibliographically approved
Carpenter, A. & Lozano, R. (2020). Proposing a framework for anchoring sustainability relationships between ports and cities. In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs (pp. 37-51). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Proposing a framework for anchoring sustainability relationships between ports and cities
2020 (English)In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs, Springer, 2020, p. 37-51Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
Series
Strategies for Sustainability, ISSN 2212-5450
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31931 (URN)978-3-030-36463-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-20 Created: 2020-02-20 Last updated: 2020-02-20Bibliographically approved
Fobbe, L., Lozano, R. & Carpenter, A. (2020). Proposing a holistic framework to assess sustainability performance in seaports. In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs (pp. 149-168). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Proposing a holistic framework to assess sustainability performance in seaports
2020 (English)In: European port cities in transition: Moving towards more sustainable sea transport hubs, Springer, 2020, p. 149-168Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
Series
Strategies for Sustainability, ISSN 2212-5450
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31932 (URN)978-3-030-36463-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-20 Created: 2020-02-20 Last updated: 2020-02-20Bibliographically approved
Lozano, R., Fobbe, L., Carpenter, A. & Sammalisto, K. (2019). Analysing sustainability changes in seaports: experiences from the Gävle Port Authority. Sustainable Development, 27(3), 409-418
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysing sustainability changes in seaports: experiences from the Gävle Port Authority
2019 (English)In: Sustainable Development, ISSN 0968-0802, E-ISSN 1099-1719, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 409-418Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ports are under increasing pressure to become more sustainable. Although some ports have been including sustainability into their operations, this has been mainly done from economic and environmental perspectives and technological or policy‐related approaches, while there has been little research on organisational change management for sustainability. This paper analyses organisational change efforts for sustainability at the Port of Gävle, Sweden. Twenty‐three face‐to‐face interviews were conducted with various stakeholders. The findings show that there were differences in perception of sustainability; but similarities in the drivers for and the barriers to sustainability (with some key differences between the internal and external stakeholders). This research shows that, in their journey towards becoming more sustainable, ports have to take a holistic approach encompassing the four dimensions of sustainability (economic, environmental, social, and time); their stakeholders (internal and external); and legislative, technological, financial, cultural/social, voluntary initiatives, and organisational change management approaches.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
barriers to sustainability, drivers for sustainability, organisational change management, Port of Gävle, sustainability
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29056 (URN)10.1002/sd.1913 (DOI)000472585500015 ()2-s2.0-85057952481 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding:

- Port of Gävle Authority 

Available from: 2019-01-05 Created: 2019-01-05 Last updated: 2022-11-02Bibliographically approved
Barreiro-Gen, M., Carpenter, A., von Haartman, R. & Lozano, R. (2019). Examining Relations Between Public Participation and Public Expenditure: Opinions from English and French Users on Environmental Issues in the English Channel. Sustainability, 11(8), Article ID 2230.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Examining Relations Between Public Participation and Public Expenditure: Opinions from English and French Users on Environmental Issues in the English Channel
2019 (English)In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 11, no 8, article id 2230Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Governments need to decide how to allocate their public expenditure, which is commonly misconstrued as simply targeting social issues. Most scientific literature highlights that the role of public spending is to enhance social welfare and fight poverty and inequality. Nonetheless, public expenditure also includes spending on environmental issues. This paper analyses relations between public participation, support for public expenditure, and pro-environmental behaviour (PEB) intentions in the English Channel region. An online public survey was developed to investigate public use of the English and French sides and the public's willingness to change their behaviour to better protect the Channel region. The survey was undertaken in the summer of 2014 and was answered by 2000 respondents. The Channel region public is willing to participate more in behaviour that involves direct changes or switches between buying/purchasing choices. In contrast, there is less willingness to engage in pro-environmental behaviour intentions that involve more active engagement activities. French respondents were slightly less inclined to change their consumer behaviour intentions, while women and older people were slightly more likely to do so. This research shows that pro-environmental behaviour could positively affect support for proposed public expenditure on environmental issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2019
Keywords
public expenditure; public participation; pro-environmental behaviour; willingness to change; English Channel
National Category
Public Administration Studies Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29462 (URN)10.3390/su11082230 (DOI)000467752200043 ()2-s2.0-85066862758 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-04-15 Created: 2019-04-15 Last updated: 2022-09-09Bibliographically approved
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