Publications

Bringing ecosystem thinking to sustainability-driven wooden construction business.

Viholainen N., Kylkilahti, E., Autio, M., Pöyhönen J., Toppinen, A. (2021).

Lowering environmental impacts by material choices is proposed as a way to promote urban sustainability transition, and one solution is building more wooden multi-storey constructions (WMCs). In the construction industry, however, there is a strong path dependency towards applying well-established construction materials and methods, as well as partnerships. To gain understanding of network-based collaboration, learning and end-user involvement in novel wooden construction business, the study uses qualitative methods and employs business ecosystem approach in the analysis.