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dc.contributor.authorKoistinen, K.
dc.contributor.authorOnkila, T.
dc.contributor.authorTeerikangas, S.
dc.contributor.authorMäkelä, M.
dc.contributor.authorSarja, M.
dc.contributor.authorValkjärvi, M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T07:47:36Z
dc.date.available2021-12-23T07:47:36Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationKoistinen, K., Onkila, T., Teerikangas, S., Mäkelä, M., Sarja, M., & Valkjärvi, M. (2022). Bold ambition, blunted agency? : Examining top management perspectives on a circular economy transition in Finland. <i>Energy Research and Social Science</i>, <i>86</i>, Article 102451. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2021.102451" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2021.102451</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_103487610
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79167
dc.description.abstractThe circular economy is proposed as a company-driven means to further sustainability transitions. Top managers have a critical role in fostering the circular economy as they are responsible for shaping and implementing a company's sustainability strategy and performance. In this paper, we adopt a microfoundations perspective to enhance our understanding of the influence of top managers as agents of the sustainability transition to the circular economy. In a qualitative research study, we interviewed 34 top managers of Finnish companies that are actively pursuing the circular economy. The main implication of our study is in exploring the role of top managers, as they engage in actively structuring a new, circular regime. To this end, our paper provides salient insights into the prevailing debate on the structure-agency question in the sustainability transitions literature. We find that power is a key characteristic of how top managers exercise their agency. Our findings imply that while top managers are perceived as the most powerful members of a company, their agency is often limited by structural constraints on multiple levels within their companies, in the industry, and in the broader regime. Furthermore, we find that top managers' power and agency towards the transition is heavily dependent on their abilities to secure business profitability.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEnergy Research and Social Science
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.othersustainability transition
dc.subject.othermicrofoundations
dc.subject.otheragency
dc.subject.otherstructure
dc.subject.othercircular economy
dc.subject.othertop managers
dc.titleBold ambition, blunted agency? : Examining top management perspectives on a circular economy transition in Finland
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202112236149
dc.contributor.laitosKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.laitosSchool of Business and Economicsen
dc.contributor.oppiaineResurssiviisausyhteisöfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSustainable Businessfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineKestävä liiketoiminta ja talous (painoala)fi
dc.contributor.oppiaineYritysten ympäristöjohtaminenfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSchool of Resource Wisdomen
dc.contributor.oppiaineSustainable Businessen
dc.contributor.oppiaineSustainable Business and Economy (focus area)en
dc.contributor.oppiaineCorporate Environmental Managementen
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn2214-6296
dc.relation.volume86
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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dc.relation.grantnumber320205
dc.relation.grantnumber346635
dc.subject.ysokestävä kehitys
dc.subject.ysosiirtymävaihe
dc.subject.ysokiertotalous
dc.subject.ysokäsitykset
dc.subject.ysoyritysjohtajat
dc.subject.ysovihreä talous
dc.subject.ysotoimijuus
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p8470
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p21130
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p28601
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6333
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p18129
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p27123
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2335
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1016/j.erss.2021.102451
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramStrategisen tutkimuksen ohjelmat STN, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramStrategisen tutkimuksen ohjelmat STN, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramStrategic research programmes, AoFen
jyx.fundingprogramStrategic research programmes, AoFen
jyx.fundinginformationThe authors appreciate the ‘From Innovation to Business Ecosystems (CICAT2025)’ project (0245896-2018) of the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland, which has supported the work reported here.


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