Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Benoît Guyot; Seyedeh Nafiseh Mousavi Rad; Katarina Wikström , pp. 69. ING/School of Engineering, 2012.

The work

Författare / Author: Benoît Guyot, Seyedeh Nafiseh Mousavi Rad, Katarina Wikström,,
Titel / Title: Strategic Acquisition of Innovative Companies Moving Corporations towards Sustainability
Abstrakt Abstract:

Innovation has been powering industrial development for 200 years. Today, in times of social and environmental pressures, it is even more needed to support the transition towards a more sustainable society. Multinational corporations are potential systemic change agents by their global presence and impact magnitude on economics. However, a combination of short-termism and technological inertia rather favours incremental innovation. Meanwhile, some smaller companies have quickly integrated the value of doing ‘better’ rather than doing ‘less bad’, making innovation go hand-in-hand with sustainable development. Therefore, acquisitions represent an opportunity to spread a solution to addressing sustainability challenges faster, but the corporate decision-makers need concise, constructive guidelines for selecting and integrating these external opportunities. This thesis describes how a Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD) helps to identify the gaps in the current practices and supports the creation of guidelines for corporations acquiring innovative companies in order to move towards sustainability.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Business
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Nyckelord / Keywords: Acquisition, Innovation, Sustainable development, Management, Corporate development, Strategy.

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8vgqf4
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/21/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Prof. Karl-Henrik Robert
Examinator / Examiner: Prof. Göran Broman
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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Anmärkningar / Comments:

Benoît Guyot +33614449525
Katarina Wikström +46766324440
Seyedeh Nafiseh Mousavi Rad +989374873439

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