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Lozano, R. (2019). Bridging aims and delivery of higher education for sustainable development: Using pedagogical approaches to fulfil competences. In: : . Paper presented at Edu BUP project, 28-30 January 2019, Tallinn, Estonia.
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2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Pedagogy Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29228 (URN)
Conference
Edu BUP project, 28-30 January 2019, Tallinn, Estonia
Available from: 2019-02-05 Created: 2019-02-05 Last updated: 2019-02-25Bibliographically approved
Lozano, R. (2019). Drivers for and barriers to Corporate Sustainability. In: : . Paper presented at SMART business forum, 4th of February 2019, Oslo, Norway.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Drivers for and barriers to Corporate Sustainability
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Economics and Business Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29227 (URN)
Conference
SMART business forum, 4th of February 2019, Oslo, Norway
Available from: 2019-02-05 Created: 2019-02-05 Last updated: 2019-02-25Bibliographically approved
Findler, F., Schönherr, N., Lozano, R., Reider, D. & Martinuzzi, A. (2019). The impacts of higher education institutions on sustainable development: a review and conceptualization. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 20(1), 23-38
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, ISSN 1467-6370, E-ISSN 1758-6739, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 23-38Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

This paper aims to conceptualize impacts of higher education institutions (HEIs) on sustainable development (SD), complementing previous literature reviews by broadening the perspective from what HEIs do in pursuit of SD to how these activities impact society, the environment and the economy.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper provides a systematic literature review of peer-reviewed journal articles published between 2005 and 2017. Inductive content analysis was applied to identify major themes and impact areas addressed in the literature to develop a conceptual framework detailing the relationship between HEIs’ activities and their impacts on SD.

Findings

The paper identifies six impact areas where direct and indirect impacts of HEIs on SD may occur. The findings indicate a strong focus on case studies dealing with specific projects and a lack of studies analyzing impacts from a more holistic perspective.

Practical implications

This systematic literature review enables decision-makers in HEIs, researchers and educators to better understand how their activities may affect society, the environment and the economy, and it provides a solid foundation to tackle these impacts.

Social implications

The review highlights that HEIs have an inherent responsibility to make societies more sustainable. HEIs must embed SD into their systems while considering their impacts on society.

Originality/value

This paper provides a holistic conceptualization of HEIs’ impacts on SD. The conceptual framework can be useful for future research that attempts to analyze HEIs’ impacts on SD from a holistic perspective.

Keywords
Higher education institutions, Sustainability, Impact, Review, Sustainable development
National Category
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29012 (URN)10.1108/IJSHE-07-2017-0114 (DOI)2-s2.0-85059172723 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-01-02 Created: 2019-01-02 Last updated: 2019-02-27Bibliographically approved
Lozano, R., Fobbe, L., Carpenter, A. & Sammalisto, K. (2018). Analysing sustainability changes in seaports: experiences from the Gävle Port Authority. Sustainable Development
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysing sustainability changes in seaports: experiences from the Gävle Port Authority
2018 (English)In: Sustainable Development, ISSN 0968-0802, E-ISSN 1099-1719Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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, 2018
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)2-s2.0-85057952481 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-01-05 Created: 2019-01-05 Last updated: 2019-01-07Bibliographically approved
Lozano, R. (2018). Analysis of the importance of sustainability drivers and barriers to change in Higher Education Institutions. In: : . Paper presented at FUTURE FORWARD - Summit on Sustainable Higher Education, 17-19 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium. Brussels
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysis of the importance of sustainability drivers and barriers to change in Higher Education Institutions
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Although several drivers for and barriers to sustainability have been recognised in Higher Education Institutions, there has been limited research on analysing which are considered to be the most important. Two survey were sent to analyse this. The first survey was answered by nineteen respondents, whilst the second by eleven. The survey responses were analysed using descriptive statistics, rankings in order of importance, and comparison between types of drivers and barriers. This paper provides depth to the drivers for and barriers to sustainability in HEIs’ discussion by: 1) providing the importance of each driver and barrier; 3) offering a ranking of the drivers and barriers; 4) and analysing the relations between drivers and barriers to categorise them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brussels: , 2018
National Category
Educational Sciences Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28356 (URN)
Conference
FUTURE FORWARD - Summit on Sustainable Higher Education, 17-19 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Available from: 2018-10-18 Created: 2018-10-18 Last updated: 2018-11-09Bibliographically approved
Findler, F., Schönherr, N., Lozano, R. & Stacherl, B. (2018). Assessing the Impacts of Higher Education Institutions on Sustainable Development: An Analysis of Tools and Indicators. Sustainability, 11(1), Article ID 59.
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2018 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 11, no 1, article id 59Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Many higher education institutions (HEIs) have started to incorporate sustainable development (SD) into their system. A variety of sustainability assessment tools (SATs) have been developed to support HEIs to systematically measure, audit, benchmark, and communicate SD efforts. In recent years, stakeholders have increasingly asked HEIs to demonstrate their impacts on SD. These impacts are the direct and indirect effects an HEI has outside of its organizational boundaries on society, the natural environment, and the economy. This study analyzes to what extent SATs are capable of measuring the impacts that HEIs have on SD. A mixed-method approach, using descriptive statistics and an inductive content analysis, was used to examine 1134 indicators for sustainability assessment derived from 19 SATs explicitly designed for application by HEIs. The findings reveal that SATs largely neglect the impacts HEIs have outside their organizational boundaries. SATs primarily use proxy indicators based on internally available data to assess impacts and thus tend to focus on themes concerning the natural environment and the contribution to the local economy. Updating existing SATs and developing new ones may enable HEIs to fully realize their potential to contribute to SD. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2018
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28989 (URN)10.3390/su11010059 (DOI)2-s2.0-85059172723 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-12-22 Created: 2018-12-22 Last updated: 2019-01-07Bibliographically approved
Lozano, F. J. & Lozano, R. (2018). Assessing the potential sustainability benefits of agricultural residues: biomass conversion to syngas for energy generation or to chemicals production. Journal of Cleaner Production, 172, 4162-4169
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Assessing the potential sustainability benefits of agricultural residues: biomass conversion to syngas for energy generation or to chemicals production
2018 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 172, p. 4162-4169Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Crop residues represent more than half of the world's agricultural phytomass. Residual biomass, from agriculture or forestry, can be converted into synthesis gas (syngas) to generate energy (electrical or thermal) or chemicals. The paper uses eco-efficiency as a tool to compare these two options. A basis of 1000 kg/hour of residual pecan nut shell residue was considered to estimate the material flow of chemicals that can be produced, as well as the power that can be generated through residual biomass gasification. This study compares two alternate routes: (1) gasification with air, which renders a gas stream with hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane and other hydrocarbons, as well as nitrogen; and (2) gasification with steam, where a residual biomass amount is used as fuel, rendering a gas stream like the first route, but without nitrogen. The eco-efficiency index shows that a decrease of environmental influence leads to a high output material flow for the alternative process with higher economic values, thus a higher proportion of input raw materials can be transformed into chemical products. The paper highlights that eco-efficiency can be used as a decision-making tool to choose between transformation processes by combining scientific and technical issues with economic ones. This can help to move towards a better and more sustainable use of natural resources through the utilisation of residual biomass.

Keywords
Chemicals; Eco-efficiency; Energy generation; Gasification; Residual biomass
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23098 (URN)10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.01.037 (DOI)000423002500101 ()2-s2.0-85038856341 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-12-16 Created: 2016-12-16 Last updated: 2018-12-05Bibliographically approved
Lozano, R., Merrill, M., Lozano, F., Ceulemans, K. & Sammalisto, K. (2018). Bridging aims and delivery of higher education for sustainable development: Using pedagogical approaches to fulfil competences. In: : . Paper presented at International Sustainable Development Research Society, 12-15 June 2018, Messina, Italy.
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Educational Sciences Didactics Learning Pedagogy Other Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27054 (URN)
Conference
International Sustainable Development Research Society, 12-15 June 2018, Messina, Italy
Note

Forthcoming

Available from: 2018-06-15 Created: 2018-06-15 Last updated: 2019-01-09Bibliographically approved
Lozano, R. (2018). Evaluar la sostenibilidad en las instituciones de educación superior de manera integral [Assessing sustainability in higher education institutions holistically]. In: : . Paper presented at I Jornada de la sostenibilidad 'Avances hacia la sostenibilidad de las Universidades', 3 de octubre 2018, Madrid, España.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluar la sostenibilidad en las instituciones de educación superior de manera integral [Assessing sustainability in higher education institutions holistically]
2018 (Spanish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Other Natural Sciences Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28254 (URN)
Conference
I Jornada de la sostenibilidad 'Avances hacia la sostenibilidad de las Universidades', 3 de octubre 2018, Madrid, España
Available from: 2018-10-10 Created: 2018-10-10 Last updated: 2018-10-11Bibliographically approved
von Haartman, R., Lozano, R., Öberg, J. & Pettersson, A. (2018). Improving job engagement:: A survey of blue- and white-collar workers in an medium-sized manufacturing firm. In: Proceedings of the 25th annual EurOMA conference: . Paper presented at 25th International EurOMA Conference "To Serve, to Produce and to Servitize in the Era of Networks, Big Data, and Analytics", 24-26 June 2018, Budapest, Hungary. Budapest: International Annual EurOMA Conference
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Improving job engagement:: A survey of blue- and white-collar workers in an medium-sized manufacturing firm
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the 25th annual EurOMA conference, Budapest: International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Work engagement is important as it contributes performance. Previous studies have shown that blue-collar workers are less engaged than white-collar workers, which highlights the need to focus on ways to improve the work engagement of blue-collar workers. This paper tests whether different perceptions of job resources is an important driver of the differences in work engagement between white and blue-collar workers. Using a survey of 153 workers in a medium-sized manufacturing firm, the paper shows that job resources, especially work environment and career opportunities, have a great potential to increase the work engagement of blue-collar workers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Budapest: International Annual EurOMA Conference, 2018
Keywords
Work engagement, Job resources, blue-collar workers, white-collar workers, Survey
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26551 (URN)
Conference
25th International EurOMA Conference "To Serve, to Produce and to Servitize in the Era of Networks, Big Data, and Analytics", 24-26 June 2018, Budapest, Hungary
Available from: 2018-05-07 Created: 2018-05-07 Last updated: 2018-12-06Bibliographically approved
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