Metadaten







Promotionsordnung



Kumulative Dissertation



Titel


Citizens’ Choice and Public Policy : A System Dynamics Model for Recycling Management
at the Local Level

Titel (englisch)



Autor/Autorin


Ulli-Beer, Silvia

2. Autor/Autorin



Geburtsdatum


29.07.1966

Geburtsort


Langenthal, Schweiz

Matrikelnummer



Schlagwörter (GND)


Abfallpolitik; Fester Abfall; Recycling; System Dynamics

DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification)


Wirtschaft - 330

Freie Stichwörter (deutsch)


Management; Umweltethik; Nachhaltigkeit; Management von gesellschaftlichen Transformationsprozessen; umweltverantwortliches Handeln; Simulation von flexiblen Präferenzen und Wahlentscheidungen; Beachtung regulativer Vorgaben; Nachhaltigkeit im Abfallmanagement; Integrative System Methodik

Freie Stichwörter (englisch)


Societal transformation and management; environmentally responsible behavior; simulating flexible preferences and choice; public policy compliance; solid waste management; System Dynamics and Integrative System Methodology

Kurzfassung



Kurzfassung (englisch)


In this study, the management of local human-nature interactions that are globally relevant were under focus. The problem focus was specified within a case-study on solid waste management at the local level. Concrete, the dissertation presents a Solid Waste Management simulation-model that is based in a feedback perspective on human behavior and public policy. It is a result of a two step research process using Integrative System Methodology and computer assisted theory building of System Dynamics. This research strategy supported the development of an encompassing problem-oriented analytic frame that may serve as a computer based learning environment informing the strategy-building process in solid waste management.
The framework incorporates a continuous household-choice structure that highlights the dynamic interactions of personal (flexible preferences) and contextual factors. The overall model structure is suited to address the following request: What local policies increase recycling, and help to establish / ensure a solid waste management system that fosters competitive recycling markets? Subsequently, the model was used as a policy laboratory in which various policy experiments addressing 'what-if-questions' under controlled conditions could be conducted. Consequently, the impact and outcome of recycling initiatives and strategies at the local level were analyzed under different scenarios. The policy experiments showed that combinations of interventions altering personal and contextual factors are crucial for policy compliance and for designing robust recycling initiatives especially under uncertain and adverse conditions in the system. The study gives evidence that the management of the dynamical complex solid waste and recycling system could be improved with the help of a systemic control model including control variables of different logical levels: the levels of operative, strategic and normative management.

Universität


Universität St.Gallen

Referent/Referentin


Schwaninger, Markus (Prof. Dr.)

Korreferent/Korreferentin


Kaufmann-Hayoz, Ruth (Prof. Dr.)

Erweitertes Diss. Komitee



Fachgebiet



Sprache


ENG

Promotionstermin (dd.mm.yyyy)


18.10.2004

Erstellungsjahr (yyyy)


2004

Dokumentart


Dissertation

Format


PDF

Dissertationsnummer


2918

Quelle



PDF-File


dis2918.pdf

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