Sophie Hallstedt

Sophie Hallstedt


Institutionen för strategisk hållbar utveckling, Rum H449C


Sophie Hallstedt leads Sustainable Product Development track at BTH

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Sophie I. Hallstedt is Full Professor at BTH. In her research from 2008 a foundation for Sustainable Product Development (SPD) was initiated. Since then she has developed the research area together with her colleagues and is now supervising several PhD students. Sophie is leading the research area SPD as one of the prioritized and selected research tracks at BTH. Her research is about how a strategic socio-ecological sustainability perspective can be integrated and implemented on strategic, tactical and operational levels in companies in order to be able to bring forward sustainable solutions. Several methods and approaches has come out from her research which for example, enhance the ability to measure: i) maturity level of sustainability implementation; ii) sustainability consequences of different solutions, and then; iii) quantify and visualize the progress of sustainability implementation. The purpose of her research is to increase the product design teams’ ability to make strategic choices and contribute to a more proactive company regarding sustainability issues and make business advantages out of that.

Sophie has the experience of doing action research and work in close collaboration with industry.


Utvalda publikationer
Hallstedt S. Thompson A., Lindahl P. (2013) Key Elements for Implementing a Strategic Sustainability Perspective in the Product Innovation Process. Journal of Cleaner Production. vol. 51, 277-288
Hallstedt S. (2017) Sustainability Criteria and Sustainability Compliance Index for Decision Support in Product Development, Journal of Cleaner Production. vol. 140, 251–266.
Hallstedt S. and Isaksson O. (2017) Material criticality assessment in early phases of sustainable product development. Journal of Cleaner Production. vol.161, 40-52.
Schulte, J. and Hallstedt, S. (2018) Self-Assessment Method for Sustainability Implementation in Product Innovation. Sustainability, 10(12), p.4336.
Bertoni, A., Hallstedt, S., Dasari, K. S., and Andersson, P. (2020). Integration of value and sustainability assessment in design space exploration by machine learning: an aerospace application Design Science Journal, 6, E2.
Hallstedt S.I, Isaksson O. and Öhrvall Rönnbäck A. (2020) The Need for New Product Development Capabilities from Digitalization, Sustainability, and Servitization Trends. Sustainability, 12, 10222
Schulte, J.; Villamil, C.; Hallstedt, S.I. (2020) Strategic Sustainability Risk Management in Product Development Companies: Key Aspects and Conceptual Approach. Sustainability 2020, 12, 10531.
Villamil, C., Schulte, J., & Hallstedt, S. (2021). Sustainability risk and portfolio management—A strategic scenario method for sustainable product development. Business Strategy and the Environment,1–16.
Watz, Matilda, Steven Hoffenson, and Sophie I. Hallstedt. "Exploring systemic forces that influence sustainable design transitions." Proceedings of the Design Society 1 (2021): 1501-1510.

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