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Levels of Institutional Capacity and Actor Expectations About Industrial Symbiosis


Frank Boons


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Wouter Spekkink


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

February 2012

Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 61-69, 2012

Abstract:     
One assumption underlying the work on industrial symbiosis (IS) is that certain social conditions must be fulfilled in order for firms to develop symbiotic linkages. In this article we add depth to this insight by using institutional capacity as an underlying concept for these conditions, and we propose that such capacity influences IS by altering the opportunity set of actors. We then test the assumption on a dataset of 233 projects aiming to develop eco‐industrial parks. We find that the link between institutional capacity and the opportunities for symbiotic linkages perceived by actors is not always present and is more complicated than has been recognized thus far. We discuss potential alternative ways in which institutional capacity might influence IS and present ideas for future research to shed light on this important relationship.

Keywords: eco‐industrial park (EIP), industrial ecology, industrial organization, institutional capacity, policy analysis, sustainable business

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Date posted: March 18, 2012  

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Boons, Frank and Spekkink, Wouter, Levels of Institutional Capacity and Actor Expectations About Industrial Symbiosis (February 2012). Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 61-69, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2025535 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-9290.2011.00432.x

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Frank Boons (Contact Author)
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) ( email )
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3000 DR Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3062PA
Netherlands
Wouter Spekkink
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3000 DR Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3062PA
Netherlands
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