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Energy efficiency retrofitting services supply chains: Evidence about stakeholders and configurations from the Yorskhire and Humber region case

Genovese, Andrea, Lenny Koh, S. C., Acquaye, Adolf (2013) Energy efficiency retrofitting services supply chains: Evidence about stakeholders and configurations from the Yorskhire and Humber region case. International Journal of Production Economics, 144 (1). pp. 20-43. ISSN 0925-5273. (doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2012.12.019) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Interest in energy efficiency has risen rapidly in the last few years. In particular, Government institutions have launched several initiatives for improving housing energy efficiency through the implementation of retrofitting measures. As a result, the UK Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Services (EERS) market (estimated at around £2bn in 2010) has significant growth potential related to such large government initiatives. Despite this rapid growth in interest, research into the EERS sector has historically been limited, especially concerning supply chain implications. The supply chain of the EERS sector involves multiple stakeholders. It involves public and private bodies as a significant portion of work is undertaken within large publicly funded projects. This research is the first to examine empirically and theoretically the distinctiveness of the supply chain configurations in the EERS sector. A Delphi-like method is adopted to collect a wide range of data from the organisations operating in the EERS supply chain and government bodies (Local Authorities) in the Yorkshire and Humber region in the UK. These data were used to capture and characterise the EERS sector in the region. Stakeholder theory is used to theorise on the public–private interaction mechanisms shaping the supply chain structure in the EERS sector. Three ideal types of supply chain configurations were identified based on the size and scope of the energy efficiency retrofitting project. The influence of these configurations on the performance of the supply chains was also explored.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2012.12.019
Uncontrolled keywords: Energy efficiency; Retrofitting; Supply chain; Stakeholder theory; Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Organisation (CLHO)
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40167 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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