Catherine Cooremans

Catherine Cooremans
University of Lausanne | UNIL · HEC Faculty of Business and Economics Department of Strategy, Globalization and Society (SGS)

PhD

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Introduction
Catherine Cooremans currently works as a senior researcher at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Catherine does research in Business Administration, Organizational Studies and Financial Economics. Her most recent publication is Energy Management: a key driver of energy-efficiency investment? published in the Journal of Cleaner Production in 2019.

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Publications (13)
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Profitability is not the main driver of capital investment decision-making; financial evaluation tools often play a secondary role in corporate investment choices; businesses do not follow capital finance theory prescriptions, contrary to what mainstream claims; the strategic character of investments has a heavier decisional weight than profitabili...
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“Investment in energy efficiency: do the characteristics of firms matter?” In their famous 1998 paper, DeCanio and Watkins raised the question and answered it affirmatively. Our paper addresses a parallel question: “Investment in energy efficiency: do the characteristics of investments matter?” To answer this question, we first describe our new inv...
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Strategicity" (which we define as an investment's contribution to a firm's competitive advantage) is the main driver of capital investment decision-making, and is even more important than profitability. This finding is based on an extensive review of different streams of literature, and is confirmed by our own research. Yet investments are not (onl...
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Investments in energy efficiency often remain undecided and there is a large potential for enhancing energy efficiency in the industrial and commercial sectors. Whithin this context, the aim of the research project M_Key "Management as a key driver of energy performance" is to better understand how large-scale energy consumer (LSEC) companies make...
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Keywords multiple benefits, organisation behaviour, business strategy, non-energy benefits (NEBs), energy efficiency investments Abstract The multiple benefits of energy efficiency for individual businesses have not received sufficient research attention. For firms, these non-energy benefits may be critically important to their investment decisions...
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The easiest, quickest and cheapest way to reduce energy consumption is to improve energy efficiency, the invisible fuel. The IEA energy efficiency market report 2014 confirms energy efficiency as the “first fuel”.The importance of energy efficiency in energy policy has been highlighted for the first time by Amory Lovins in 1976 in a, now famous, pa...
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The aim of this literature review is to bring together the best available evidence to support the contention that a multiple benefits approach can help increase the uptake of energy efficiency investment projects using evidence from a variety of academic disciplines.
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This short communication introduces the special issue based on a selection of papers first presented at the International Energy Policy and Programme Evaluation Conference in Berlin on 9 to 11 September 2014.
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In real life, firms do not make their investment decisions based only on investment profitability. Investment decision making is the result of a dynamic decision-making process influenced by (1) organizational and external contexts (2) actors involved, and (3) characteristics of the investment. Among investment characteristics, its strategic charac...
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Profitability is not the main driver of capital investment decision-making; financial evaluation tools often play a secondary role in corporate investment choices; businesses do not follow capital finance theory prescriptions, contrary to what mainstream claims; the strategic character of investments has a heavier decisional weight than profitabili...
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According to decision-making and organisational finance research, an investment decision must be analysed as a stage in a process influenced by individual, organisational and contextual factors, and by the characteristics of the investment itself. Of all investment characteristics, strategic importance is the first decision driver, before profitabi...

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