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Analysing sustainability changes in seaports: experiences from the Gävle Port Authority
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Management, Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Management. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production. Organisational Sustainability Ltd., Cardiff, UK.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1441-7555
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Management, Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Management. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3508-5246
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Management, Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Management. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production. School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1030-5866
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Management, Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Management. University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6179-7525
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.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2019. Vol. 27, no 3, p. 409-418
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barriers to sustainability, drivers for sustainability, organisational change management, Port of Gävle, sustainability
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29056DOI: 10.1002/sd.1913ISI: 000472585500015Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85057952481OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-29056DiVA, id: diva2:1275364
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- Port of Gävle Authority 

Available from: 2019-01-05 Created: 2019-01-05 Last updated: 2020-01-08Bibliographically approved

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