Lost and found in translation

One of the most valuable things of research trips is that it makes me reflect on my earlier work. And it makes that have I to sharpen and polish the narrative about the key findings of that work.   In my previous blog post I have shared the presentation that I gave at the International... Continue Reading →

New insights on voluntary environmental programmes

  I’m getting more and more excited about the possibilities of fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA). Last week I have analysed a set of 35 cases that I have studied in Australia, the Netherlands, and the United States. All these are examples of voluntary environmental programmes that seek to improve the environmental and resource... Continue Reading →

The role of government in voluntary programs

Voluntary programs are to policy makers what a Christmas presents are to children (and adults alike, for that matter). A voluntary program seeks to stimulate people to voluntarily improve their behaviour beyond governmental regulation. For instance, well-known best of class building benchmarking tools such as LEED, BREEAM and Green Star challenge developers to build buildings... Continue Reading →

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