Search for dissertations about: "Staffan Laestadius"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 swedish dissertations containing the words Staffan Laestadius.

  1. 1. Towards a sustainable automotive industry : experiences from the development of emission control systems

    Author : David Bauner; Staffan Laestadius; Lee Schipper; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; evolutionary economics; environmental innovation; trajectories; co-evolution; Industrial engineering and economy; Industriell teknik och ekonomi;

    Abstract : From the mid-1970s and on, the contribution to air pollution of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides from gasoline passenger cars in the developed world has been reduced through co-evolution of regulation and commercial introduction of catalytic emission control technology, now part of hundreds of millions of cars, trucks and buses worldwide. This dissertation is a disaggregated study of the global introduction of catalytic emission control technology as a measure to reduce local air pollution. READ MORE

  2. 2. Creating Advantage: On the complexity of industrial knowledge formation in the knowledge-based economy

    Author : Linda Gustavsson; Laestadius Staffan; Keith Smith; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; knowledge formation; competitive advantage; complexity; proximity; regional innovation systems policy; low- and medium-technology industries; Industrial organisation; administration and economics; Industriell organisation; administration och ekonomi;

    Abstract : Knowledge as a resource and knowledge formation as a process are seen as central to providing nations and regions as well as firms with a competitive advantage. This is captured by the view that the economic and industrial landscape is currently undergoing a transformation towards a knowledge-based economy. READ MORE

  3. 3. Survival of the Unfit : Path Dependence and the Estonian Oil Shale Industry

    Author : Rurik Holmberg; Staffan Laestadius; Mats Bladh; Mats Söderström; Nick von Tunzelmann; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Estonia; oil shale; path dependence; lock-in; institutions; knowledge; Sweden; innovation; Soviet Union; technology; systems; energy; shale oil; electricity; fossil fuel; environment; economy; Technology and social change; Teknik och social förändring;

    Abstract : Estonia is the only country in the world, which is totally dependent on oil shale in its energy system. Although this fossil fuel exists in enormous quantities around the world, it has so far not been utilized on a larger scale. The reasons for this have been both economic and, in recent times, ecological. READ MORE

  4. 4. A technological capabilities perspective on catching up : the case of the Chinese information and communications technology industry

    Author : Vicky Long; Staffan Laestadius; Edward Steinmueller; KTH; []
    Keywords : catching up; learning; capabilities; modularity in design; upgrading; appropriate technology; knowledge bases; patent thicket; appropriability; china; ICT; Industriell ekonomi och organisation; Industrial Engineering and Management;

    Abstract : This dissertation provides a capability creation perspective on the story of China’s technological catching up, or resurgence, if viewed from a broader historical perspective.Since the first Asian tigers caught up to modern technological standards (e.g. READ MORE

  5. 5. Breaking the chains : A technological and industrial transformation beyond papermaking: Technology management of incumbents

    Author : Michael Novotny; Staffan Laestadius; Lars Coenen; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Technological and industrial transformation; development block; incumbents; pulp and paper industries; wood-based biorefinery; diverging innovations of non-assembled products; Teknologisk och industriell omvandling; utvecklingsblock; etablerade företag och industrier; massa- och pappersindustrin; vedbaserade bioraffinaderier; divergerande innovationer av icke-sammansatta produkter.; Industriell ekonomi och organisation; Industrial Engineering and Management;

    Abstract : In recent years, the necessity and opportunity for transforming pulp and paper mills into integrative units for large-scale output of biochemicals, biomaterials, and biofuels have come up in discussions of industrial renewal in the Northern hemisphere (mainly in Canada, Sweden and Finland). This transformation is related to technology shifts as well as changing business models based on new bioproducts due to profoundly new market conditions. READ MORE