Employee Profile

Eirill Bø

Teaching Professor - Department of Accounting and Operations Management

Publications

Pinchasik, Daniel Ruben; Hovi, Inger Beate, Bø, Eirill & Mjøsund, Christian S. (2021)

Can active follow-ups and carrots make eco-driving stick? Findings from a controlled experiment among truck drivers in Norway

Energy Research & Social Science, 75(May 2021), s. 1- 15. Doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2021.102007 - Full text in research archive

This article presents results from a randomized controlled eco-driving experiment with differential treatment between two groups of truck drivers in Norway. Using data from in-vehicle devices, we investigate whether eco-driving interventions (a course, active monthly follow-ups, and non-monetary incentives) reduce fuel consumption by inducing more efficient driving behavior for drivers in a treatment group, compared to a control group. Hereby, we consider persistence of effects over time and the relative importance of eco-driving factors, while controlling for fixed vehicles, routes, drivers, and weather. We find significant fuel consumption reductions, persisting over a longer period of time than in most previous studies (where effects fade or disappear), that weather conditions are important, and evidence of an ‘eco-driving learning curve’. This might result from monthly follow-ups and driver rewards. Further, we find spill-over effects through significant fuel savings for drivers in the control group (undergoing no interventions). These are likely the result of them becoming aware that ‘something eco-driving related’ is going on. Our analysis suggests that improvements on engine and gear management contribute most to fuel savings. We estimate the potential for fuel savings to lie between 5.2 and 7.5% (lower bound, control group) and 9% (upper bound, treatment group). This implies a potential for significant cost savings and emission reductions, which might to some extent be scalable and transferable to other settings. As such, eco-driving may play one part in reducing emissions from road freight, for which much-needed emission reductions are challenging to achieve, especially in the shorter run.

Bø, Eirill (2020)

Transparency Issues Within a Transport Buyer and Provider Relationship

Dwivedi, Ashish & Alshamrani, Mohammed Saad (red.). Leadership Strategies for Global Supply Chain Management in Emerging Markets

Transport is an important function in the supply chain. This chapter focuses on how to buy a transport service, how to form a transport contract, and how a transparent relationship will influence the risk and the relationship between transport provider and buyer. By developing a decision support tool (DST-model) and calculating the cost and the time parameters, the right price and the cost drivers will appear. The cases described in this chapter are a large Norwegian wholesaler for food, distribution to the retailer, and two Norwegian municipalities collecting household waste. In these cases, the buyer and the provider are acting blind in setting the transport price. This means that there is a huge risk for either a bankruptcy by the transport provider or an overpriced transport for the buyer.

Bø, Eirill & Baxter, John (2020)

Transparency as a Driver for Logistical Efficiency in WEEE Collection and Transport

Logistics, 4(14) Doi: 10.3390/logistics4030014

Inefficiency in complex reverse-logistical operations, such as the collection and transport of various wastes, can often be traced to two related factors. Adversarial and arms-length relationships between service providers and customers are commonplace, alongside surprisingly limited understanding of the cost base. This study investigated transparency and shared understanding as drivers for higher efficiency and lower costs. Observation and intervention in contractual negotiations was combined with analyses of cost and sensitivity, and a post-contractual transparency exercise with bidders where findings were shared with all parties. The work yielded both immediate efficiency gains and a longer-term infrastructure for cost evaluation and negotiation. Ongoing work is extending the approach into yet more complex and broader areas of municipal waste management.

Bø, Eirill & Baxter, John (2017)

The effects of geographical, operational and service parameters on WEEE transport networks

International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 20(4), s. 342- 358. Doi: 10.1080/13675567.2016.1255718

Bø, Eirill; Hammervoll, Trond & Tvedt, Kjetil (2013)

Environmental impact of refillable vs. non-refillable plastic beverage bottles in Norway

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD), 12(4), s. 379- 395. Doi: 10.1504/IJESD.2013.056343

Bø, Eirill & Grønland, Stein Erik (2012)

Increased cooperation in the supply chains - how to reduce the need for transportation?

Dreyer, Heidi Carin & Foss, Trond (red.). Intelligent goods in transport system

Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Bø, Eirill & Grønland, Stein Erik (2012)

Managing international supply: The balance between total costs and customer service

Industrial Marketing Management, 41(3), s. 394- 401. Doi: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2011.06.013

Hammervoll, Trond & Bø, Eirill (2010)

Shipper-carrier integration: Overcoming the transparency problem through trust and collaboration

European Journal of Marketing, 44(7-8), s. 1121- 1139. Doi: 10.1108/03090561011047553

Bø, Eirill & Hammervoll, Trond (2010)

Cost-based pricing of transportation services in a wholesaler-carrier relationship: an MS Excel spreadsheet decision tool

International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 13(3), s. 197- 210. Doi: 10.1080/13675560903271203

Bø, Eirill (2001)

Innkjøp

Logistikk: et lederansvar/red. Dag Bjørnland, Göran Persson, Helge Virum

Nygaard, Arne; Gripsrud, Geir & Bø, Eirill (2018)

Ledelse av Forsyningskjeder

[Textbook]. Fagbokforlaget.

Bø, Eirill; Grønland, Stein Erik & Jahre, Marianne (2018)

Forsyningskjeder og logistikk

[Textbook]. Fagbokforlaget.

Bø, Eirill; Flygansvær, Bente Merete & Hammervold, Trond (2016)

The impact of different waste collection systems on carbon footprint

[Academic lecture]. IMP Asia.

Bø, Eirill (2016)

Logistikk - kort og godt

[Textbook]. Universitetsforlaget.

Bø, Eirill (2014)

Moderne transportlogistikk

[Textbook]. Fagbokforlaget.

Nygaard, Arne; Gripsrud, Geir & Bø, Eirill (2013)

Ledelse av Forsyningskjeder

[Textbook]. Fagbokforlaget.

Flygansvær, Bente Merete; Bø, Eirill & Grønland, Stein Erik (2012)

OUTSOURCING IN A NEW ERA: HOW COMPLEXITY INFLUENCE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MUNICIPALITIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

[Academic lecture]. IMP ASIA.

Bø, Eirill (2011)

Innkjøp

Persson, Kurt Gøran (red.). Logistikk og ledelse av forsyningskjeder

Bø, Eirill (2008)

HOW TO DEAL WITH PRICING, PRODUCTIVITY ASSUMPTIONS AND RISK ISSUES WHEN BUYING – AND SELLING - TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

[Academic lecture]. CSCMP annual global conference.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
1988 BI Norwegian Business School Master of Science in Business
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2019 - Present BI Norwegian Business Scool Teaching Professor
2012 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Senior Lecturer/ Associate Dean
1991 - 2011 BI Norwegian Business School Industrial Professor
1988 - 1991 Norconsult Logistics Advisor
1987 - 1991 BI Norwegian Business School Part-time teacher
1985 - 1988 Tine, Norske Meierier Transportation Manager
1983 - 1985 Narvesen Engros Consultant, transportation