Peter S Hofman

Peter S Hofman
University of Nottingham Ningbo China | Ningbo · Nottingham University Business School China

PhD Management and Governance

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Introduction
Peter Hofman is professor of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo China. His research interests include CSR, innovation, sustainability, family firm innovation and CSR, and corporate governance. Ongoing research includes eco-innovation in Chinese firms, corporate social responsibility nature and evolution in China, comparative study on CSR in EMNEs and MNEs, innovation in project-based organizations.
Additional affiliations
August 2016 - September 2017
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Position
  • Acting Dean
September 2009 - present
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
May 1995 - August 2009
University of Twente
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
January 1992 - December 1992
University of Twente
Field of study
September 1984 - August 1989
University of Amsterdam
Field of study
  • Political Science

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The concept of socioemotional wealth (SEW) has become a dominant perspective in family business studies. In this article, we review the SEW literature, the explanatory power of SEW in family firm behavior, and the heterogeneity of family firms. Although we find that SEW distinguishes the behavior of family firms from that of nonfamily firms, the co...
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The paper investigates national/regional power generation expansion planning for medium/long-term analysis in the presence of electricity demand uncertainty. A two-stage stochastic programming is designed to determine the optimal mix of energy supply sources with the aim to minimise the expected total cost of electricity generation considering the...
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This study explores the impact of supply chain collaboration on eco-innovations in the context of 220 Chinese manufacturing supplier firms involved in global supply chain networks. It investigates how supplier and customer collaborations help firms to enhance product eco-innovations, and/or process eco-innovations, and how the institutional context...
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The purpose of this paper is to identify the salient challenges of the BRI to intercontinental economic integration, and discuss the major strategic implications of BRI for multinational enterprises (MNEs) around the world. Although the BRI could be viewed as a mega-project of international collaboration between China and Europe for long-term symbi...
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Innovation is important for developing a strong brand. This chapter introduces a leading provider of environmental solutions for power plants in China. Feida is a company located in the Zhejiang province in China that develops products and technology to remove small particles from the exhausts of coal-fired power plants. The chapter describes the c...
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Chinese multinational enterprises (MNEs) have adopted aggressive internationalization strategies in recent years. Despite their impressive success, Chinese MNEs have encountered serious and prolonged legitimating challenges of East-meets-West. This study draws upon the stakeholder view and institutional theory to examine the linkages between stakeh...
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Drawing on social capital and agency theories and using a multi-study research design, this study examined how perceived risk and return interacts with familism to influence individuals’ investment strategies in new venture financing, both capital seeking and capital providing behavior. We found that individuals high in familism are more likely to...
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This article introduces the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the seemingly oxymoronic context of Chinese “authoritarian capitalism.” Following an introduction to the emergence of authoritarian capitalism, the article considers the emergence of CSR in China using Matten and Moon’s framework of explaining CSR development in terms b...
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Based on insights from social exchange and social identity theories, this paper examines the influence of three dimensions of socially responsible human resource management (SR-HRM), namely legal compliance HRM, employee-oriented HRM and general CSR facilitation HRM, on employees’ organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB). Structural equation mode...
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Based on insights from social exchange and social identity theories, this paper examines the influence of three dimensions of socially responsible human resource management (SR-HRM), namely legal compliance HRM, employee-oriented HRM and general CSR facilitation HRM, on employees’ organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB). Structural equation mode...
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In this paper we evaluate three projects with the participation of 40 supplier firms in several Chinese coastal provinces representing multi-stakeholder efforts to provide alternative channels through which workers can voice their concerns. The supplier firms took on these projects to reduce worker dissatisfaction and employee turnover. The project...
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There is increasing evidence that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is emerging as a management issue within Chinese business (Moon and Shen 2010; Yin and Zhang 2012). The main drivers of this movement, which are commonly discussed, include domestic political will and international pressure. However, what is less understood is the nature of the...
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In the increasingly competitive and fast-moving global market small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been an important engine behind economic growth, job creation and technological progress. In particular they have made a significant contribution to the economic development in transition economies which have witnessed the movement from cent...
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This study examines the relationship between employee perceptions of corporate social responsibility practices and their organizational commitment. Hierarchical regression analysis was utilized to analyze survey data on 280 employees from five exportoriented manufacturing firms in China. Employee perceptions of corporate social responsibility practic...
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Product innovation is extremely important to the growth, success, and ultimate survival of firms. Although its unique features in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have gained growing attention in the literature, there is limited knowledge as to how ownership concentration moderates the relationship between product innovation and its determ...
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There is a need for scenario methods specifically designed to explore the complex nature of systems innovation, especially since systems innovations are needed to solve the climate change problem and to deal with the finity of fossil fuels. This paper develops sociotechnical scenarios as a method that can complement existing scenario methods in exp...
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This chapter analyses the emergence of sustainable innovations in a selected number of firms and addresses key explanatory factors that contribute to emergence and diffusion of the innovations. The focus is particularly on regional support structures that facilitated the innovation processes, and on gaps between the needs identified within firms’ i...
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Technology transfer is a central component in policies and action to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Without creation and adoption of suitable environmentally sound technologies it will not be possible to follow the basic principles of sustainable development. Technology transfer was expected to be a major item...
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The introduction and rapid spread of green electricity as a specific product has triggered a sequence of changes in Dutch electricity supply and green electricity trade and even has impacted European energy policy. Triggered by fundamental changes in the electricity sector it led to new governance arrangement for the product green electricity. As i...
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To achieve a sustainable energy system mere technological solutions will not suffice. It will also require changes in user practices, policy and regulation, infrastructure, networks, and institutional change. Such broad change processes are called system innovations or transitions. Such changes can be explored using scenario methods but existing me...
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Innovation journeys are often highly unpredictable and uncontrollable, such as a journey along an uncharted river (Van de Ven et al 1999). This holds even more for radical innovations: innovations that build upon a basis of knowledge and competences not yet strongly aligned with business, markets, technologies and products; and for which the market...
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The aim of this book is to specify this perspective by analysing patterns of change in the electricity system. Scientifically, the relevance of the book is in its analysis and explanation of fundamental processes of change, a topic relevant for a range of scientific disciplines, from economics, sociology, technology studies, to policy science. Its...
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In search for more effective and efficient environmental policies, approaches in the US and Europe have shifted from direct regulation to more flexible and consensus-based styles. Many of these new developments are based on the premise that the transition to sustainability requires a co-operative paradigm, with diverse stakeholders negotiating a sh...
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System innovations are long-term transitions from one sociotechnical system to another. They involve not only changes in technology, but also changes in user practices, regulation, industrial networks, infrastructure, and culture.
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Both energy companies and consumers have embraced green electricity as a concept in which electricity produced by renewable energy sources is separately marketed and priced from conventionally generated electricity based on fossil or nuclear sources. After its introduction in 1995 by an energy distributor at the end of 2003 around 35 % (2.4 million...
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The generation of electricity in the Netherlands and the rest of the world makes a major contribution to CO2 emissions and thus to the climate problem. In the Netherlands it contributes 26% of CO2 emissions, while the global figure for carbon emissions is 37.5%. 1 It is very important to reduce that contribution but it turns out to be very difficul...
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5.1 Introduction This chapter presents an overview of the Dutch environmental policy (EP) and environment-oriented technology policy (ETP). The main aim is to give insights into some of the recent modifications and innovations in both EP and ETP systems, and to trace some of these changes back to the historical roots of EP and ETP in the Netherland...
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This paper presents a study of a trend-setting company in the electricity sector in the Netherlands and its innovative response to the combined influence of liberalisation and climate change. The company became a first mover through its invention of the concept of green electricity and the development of a new facility for biomass combustion. The s...
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This paper analyses developments of the past three decades in the Dutch electricity system in the perspective of co-evolution of technological and societal development. The electricity system based on fossil-based, large-scale, technology and a relatively closed social network is changing towards a much more diverse system in terms of actors, sourc...
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Collaborative processes toward sustainability have been receiving increased interest among scholars, policy makers, business practitioners, and other environmental constituents (Hartman et al., 1999). Despite the emergence and acceptance of collaboration within and across a variety of sectors, including government, industry, and the environmental c...
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Collaborative processes toward sustainability have been receiving increased interest among scholars, policy makers, business practitioners, and other environmental constituents (Hartman et al., 1999). Despite the emergence and acceptance of collaboration within and across a variety of sectors, including government, industry, and the environmental c...
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The concept of sustainability increasingly impacts the nature of industry’s operations. Whereas in the past sound economic performance was expected to guarantee success by companies and its shareholders, now increasingly business is led by the so-called triple bottom line. Achieving good economic results needs to be accompanied by minimisation of e...
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Whilst it is generally true that the actions of firms to be more environment-friendly are driven by pressures of government regulation this book aims to present examples of firms and other organisations that have been driven by ‘vision’ or by expectations of being ahead of regulatory pressures. The book’s theme is how organisations are going or hav...
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Whilst it is generally true that the actions of firms to be more environment-friendly are driven by pressures of government regulation, this book aims to present examples of firms and other organisations that have been driven by ‘vision’ or by expectations of being ahead of regulatory pressures. The book's theme is how organisations are going, or h...
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The Netherlands This (sub) project is carried out in the framework of the Dutch National Research Programme on Global Air Pollution and Climate Change; registered under no. 953265, entitled: Manage-ment of technology responses to the climate change.
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Pollution prevention has developed as an attractive method for improving the environmental performance of companies. Often the concept is promoted in a project format, for instance in a regional perspective or for a specific sector of industry. This article analyzes the contribution of pollution prevention projects to the transformation of industry...
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Over the last few years major attempts have been made to transform small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) into more sustainable companies. In essence, these attempts aim at improving the organisational and technical capabilities of companies. Whereas larger companies have been able to appropriate the concept of pollution prevention, in many cases...
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Pollution prevention has developed as an attractive method for improving the environmental performance of companies. Often the concept is promoted in a project format, for instance in a regional perspective or for a specific sector of industry. This article analyzes the contribution of pollution prevention projects to the transformation of industry...
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Over the last few years major attempts have been made to transform small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into more sustainable companies. In essence, these attempts aim at improving the organisational and technical capabilities of companies. Whereas larger companies have been able to appropriate the concept of pollution prevention, in many case...
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The Seventh International Conference of the Greening of Industry Network (GIN), Partnership and Leadership: Building Alliances for a Sustainable Future, was held in Rome on 15-18 November 1998. This special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment reviews the conferences contributions and discussions by presenting three edited papers1 and thi...
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The Seventh International Conference of the Greening of Industry Network (GIN), Partnership and Leadership: Building Alliances for a Sustainable Future, was held in Rome on 15–18 November 1998. This special issue of Business Strategy and the Environment reviews the conference’s contributions and discussions by presenting three edited papers¹ and th...
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Although public awareness of environmental issues in Southeast Asian countries has increased dramatically during the nineties, there has not been a corresponding rise in the level of participation in environmental decision-making. Public participation often takes places at the end of a decision-making process when citizens can only accept final dec...