Nhat Strøm-Andersen

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(+47) 940 56 442
nhat.strom-andersen@nibio.no

Sted
Ås - Bygg O43

Besøksadresse
Oluf Thesens vei 43, 1433 Ås (Varelevering: Elizabeth Stephansens vei 23)

Biografi

Nhat tok sin doktorgrad ved TIK Senter for Teknologi, Innovasjon og Kultur, Universitetet i Oslo i 2020, og har en mastergrad i innovasjon og entreprenørskap fra Handelshøyskolen BI. Nhat har tverrfaglig bakgrunn i innovasjonsstudier, entreprenørskap, ledelsesstudier, styring, stakeholder-teori og omstillingslitteratur. Nhats erfaringer og forskningsinteresser er knyttet til bærekraftig omstilling i matsystemer og bærekraftparadokser, og hvordan organisasjoner responderer på kriser, f.eks., korona. Blant annet har Nhat studert ressurseffektivitet og systemiske utfordringer i store etablerte matbedrifter og atferd mot bærekraft og utnyttelse av matsvinn og biprodukter, og rollen av digitale teknologier.

  • Strøm-Andersen, N. 2022. “Digital technologies and food waste reduction and prevention: benefits and challenges”. In: Bruce, D., Bruce, A. (eds) Transforming food systems: ethics, innovation and responsibility: 475–480. Wageningen Academic Publishers. doi: 10.3920/978-90-8686-939-8_74 

  • Szulecka, J., Strøm-Andersen, N., Capodistrias, P. 2022. “Food (in)security in a Nordic Welfare State: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Activities of Oslo’s Food Bank”. In: Calabrò, F., Della Spina, L., Piñeira Mantiñán, M.J. (eds) New Metropolitan Perspectives. NMP 2022. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 482. Springer, Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-06825-6_140

  • Szulecka, J. and Strøm-Andersen, N. 2021. “Norway’s Food Waste Reduction Governance: from industry self-regulation to governmental regulation?” Scandinavian Political Studies:1–24. doi: 10.1111/1467- 9477.12219.

  • Capodistrias, P., Szulecka, J., Corciolani, M., & Strøm-Andersen* (Corresponding author), N. 2021. “European food banks and COVID-19: The impact on food redistribution and innovation in times of crisis”. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences. doi: 10.1016/j.seps.2021.101187.

  • Strøm-Andersen, N. 2020. “Innovation and by-product valorization: A comparative analysis of the absorptive capacity of food processing firms”. Journal of Cleaner Production 253: 1–15. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119943.

  • Strøm-Andersen, N. 2020. “Incumbent firms in the transition toward the bioeconomy: Capabilities, strategies, and governance for by-product and waste valorization in the food processing industry”. Series of Ph.D. Dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo, No. 823. ISSN 1564-3991.

  • Gregg, J. S., Jürgens, J., Happel, M. K., Strøm-Andersen, N., Tanner, A. N., Bolwig, S., & Klitkou, A. 2020. “Valorization of bio-residuals in the food and forestry sectors in support of a circular bioeconomy: A review”. Journal of Cleaner Production, 267, 1–13. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122093

  • Strøm-Andersen, N. 2019. “Incumbents in the transition towards the bioeconomy: The role of dynamic capabilities and innovation strategies”. Sustainability 11 (18): 1–20. doi: 10.3390/su11185044.

  • Tanner, A. N., and Strøm-Andersen, N. 2019. “Meat processing and animal by-products: Industrial dynamics and institutional settings”. In From Waste to Value: Valorisation Pathways for Organic Waste Streams in Circular Bioeconomies, edited by A. Klitkou, et al., 127–144. Routledge.

  • Szulecka, J., Strøm-Andersen, N., Scordato, L., and Skrivervik, E. 2019. “Multi-level governance of food waste: Comparing Norway, Denmark and Sweden”. In From Waste to Value: Valorisation Pathways for Organic Waste Streams in Circular Bioeconomies, edited by A. Klitkou, et al., 253–271. Routledge.

  • Bolwig, S., Brekke, A., Strange, L., and Strøm-Andersen, N. 2019. “Valorisation of whey: A tale of two Nordic dairies.” In From Waste to Value: Valorisation Pathways for Organic Waste Streams in Circular Bioeconomies, edited by A. Klitkou, et al., 162–186. Routledge.

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Sammendrag

This paper investigates the adoption of digital technologies for food waste reduction and prevention in Norway. It goes beyond studying one single technology, aiming to have a broad understanding of digital technology adoption as ‘a (digital) innovation system’ by applying a multiple case study of four different digital technologies used by companies in the food and hospitality sector in Norway. I strive to understand why Norwegian companies, i.e. food producers, grocery chains, restaurants, and cafes (or technology adopters) adopt the technologies in the first place and what benefits and challenges they may encounter along with the adoption. Data inputs for this paper are gathered from semi-structured interviews with several technology adopters. Empirical insights show that the benefits include economic advantage by reducing the amount of waste and increased awareness among employees. However, there are at least several challenges concerning the adoption of digital technologies. Some adopters found that the digital technologies were too costly, incompatible with their internal (IT) systems, or mismatched economic models. Another challenge is employee awareness about food waste and related digital technologies. The paper sheds light on the multiple and complex challenges in adopting digital technologies for food waste prevention and reduction.