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dc.contributor.authorBremere, Agnese
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-24T22:09:50Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationBremere, Agnese. Diffusion of straw bale building in Norway and Denmark. Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/38019
dc.description.abstractStraw bale building is an environmentally friendly building technique that has not yet reached the broad masses of the population. This thesis seeks answers to why straw bale building has not diffused more, using Everett M. Rogers renowned theory about diffusion of innovations. Qualitative research provides data about the attributes of this particular innovation, characteristics of early adopters of the innovation, as well as other aspects like communication channels and the social context, which could tell us something about why it has not become more popular. Perceptions and experiences about straw bale building in Norway and Denmark are examined through eight interviews with both straw bale builders and straw bale experts. A comparative analysis of Norway and Denmark is also provided. The main findings are that straw bale building s complexity, time- and labour-intensiveness, and its connection to an alternative lifestyle, are factors that are hindering the innovation s diffusion. There is also a lack of information and knowledge about it in society. The thesis argues that if straw bale building is to become a viable option for a larger portion of the populations of Norway and Denmark, the reasonable way forward is its industrialization.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectStraw
dc.subjectbale
dc.subjectbuilding
dc.subjectDiffusion
dc.subjectof
dc.subjectinnovations
dc.subjectSustainable
dc.subjectbuilding
dc.titleDiffusion of straw bale building in Norway and Denmarkeng
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.date.updated2014-01-24T22:09:49Z
dc.creator.authorBremere, Agnese
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-40376
dc.type.documentMasteroppgave
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/38019/1/ESST-Autumn-2013-Agnese-Bremere.pdf


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