Contributions to Management Science

Co-Evolution of Standards in Innovation Systems

The Dynamics of Voluntary and Legal Building Codes

Authors: Grösser, Stefan N.

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About this book

Mitigating climate change is one of the most profound challenges facing humankind. In industrialized countries, the residential housing sector produces roughly one-fourth of the greenhouse gas emissions. One solution to reduce these emissions is the availability of building codes that require high levels of energy efficiency. Given the current scientific knowledge, more research is needed to gain a proper systemic understanding of the underlying socio-economic and technical system. Such an understanding is crucial for developing high energy-efficiency standards because this system develops gradually over time and cannot be changed swiftly.

This book creates a feedback-rich simulation model for analyzing the effects of different administrative policies on energy demand, the improvement of energy efficiency by means of building codes, and reductions in the greenhouse gas emissions. The dynamic model can contribute substantially to the discourse on energy policies and guide effective administrative interventions. The book will be a valuable resource for officials in the public energy administration, as well as researchers in the areas of innovation, diffusion processes, co-evolution, standardization, and simulation modelling.

About the authors

Stefan N. Grösser is a professor of Strategic Management at the Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland and a lecturer for System Dynamics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He has also served as a visiting scholar to the System Dynamics Group at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has completed numerous degrees: in Business Administration and Economics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in System Dynamics at the University of Bergen, Norway, and in Management at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. His research interests include strategic management, diffusion management, business models, mental models, and simulation methodology. He has published in the journals European Journal of Operational Research, System Dynamics Review, and Systems Research and Behavioral Science.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Grösser, Stefan N.

    Pages 3-24

  • Literature Review

    Grösser, Stefan N.

    Pages 25-40

  • Research Design

    Grösser, Stefan N.

    Pages 41-71

  • Swiss Residential Built Environment

    Grösser, Stefan N.

    Pages 73-109

  • Co-evolution of Legal and Voluntary Standards: Development of Energy Efficiency in Swiss Residential Building Codes

    Grösser, Stefan N.

    Pages 113-149

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Co-Evolution of Standards in Innovation Systems
Book Subtitle
The Dynamics of Voluntary and Legal Building Codes
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2858-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2858-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2857-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2940-2
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 268
Topics