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Dr. Minna Kanerva

Senior researcher with focus on resilient socio-technical systems.

  • Sustainability transformation
  • Sociology of meat
  • Social practice theories
  • Linking practices with discourses
  • Strategic ignorance

Kanerva, M. (2019). The role of discourses in a transformation of social practices towards sustainability: The case of meat eating related practices. Phd thesis. University of Bremen. Published online at http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-00107764-13

Lippuner, R., &  Kanerva, M. (2019). Fleisch aus dem Labor: Zur soziobiotechnischen Komplexität des Fleischkonsums. In Rueckert-John, J. and Kröger, M. (Eds.) Fleisch. Vom Wohlstandssymbol zur Gefahr für die Zukunft. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag. www.nomos-shop.de/29878

Sawala, T., & Kanerva, M. (2019). Fellow scientists, step forward! Acatiimi, 8: 50-51. Available at www.acatiimi.fi/8_2019/8.php

Kanerva, M. (2016). Meat eating as a practice and the acceptance of radical change. In Olsson, I.A.S., Araújo, S.M. and Vieira, M.F. (eds.) Food futures: Ethics, science and culture. Proceedings of the EurSafe 2016 conference in Porto, Portugal 29 September – 1 October. Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Hollanders, H., Es-Sadki, N. & Kanerva, M. (2016). European Innovation Scoreboard 2016. Brussels: European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

Hollanders, H., Es-Sadki, N. & Kanerva, M. (2016). Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2016. Brussels: European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

Hollanders, H., & Kanerva, M. (2015). European Union. In  UNESCO Science Report: Towards 2030. Paris: UNESCO.

Hollanders, H., Es-Sadki, N. & Kanerva, M. (2015). Innovation Union Scoreboard 2015. Brussels: European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

Wintjes, R. & Kanerva, M. (2015). Demographic change for continental Europe, four Social Innovation Biographies for the project Boosting the impact of social innovation in Europe through economic underpinnings (SIMPACT). Brussels: European Commission, DG Research & Innovation.

Kanerva, M. (2013). Meat consumption in Europe: Issues, trends and debates. artec-paper No. 187. Verfügbar unter artec-paper 187 [PDF] (2.1 MB)
Arundel, A., Kanerva, M. & Kemp, R. (2011). Integrated innovation policy for an integrated problem: Addressing climate change, resource scarcity and demographic change to 2030. In PRO INNO Europe: INNO-Grips II report. Brussels: European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry.

Tijssen, R., van Leeuwen, Th., Nederhof, T., Hollanders, H., Kanerva, M. & P. van den Berg, P. (2010). Science and Technology Indicators 2010. The Hague: Netherlands Observatory of Science and Technology (NOWT).

Kanerva, M. (2009). Assessing risk discourses: Nano S&T in the Global South. UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2009-063.

Kanerva, M., Arundel, A. & Kemp, R. (2009). Environmental innovation: Using qualitative models to identify indicators for policy. UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2009-047.

Hollanders, H. & Kanerva, M. (2009). Service sector innovation: Measuring innovation performance for 2004 and 2006 using sector specific innovation indexes. INNO Metrics Statistical Paper No. 14. Brussels: European Commission.

Kanerva, M. & Hollanders, H. (2009). The impact of the economic crisis on innovation - Analysis based on the Innobarometer 2009 survey. An INNO Metrics report commissioned by the Directorate for Enterprise and Industry, European Commission.

Arundel, A., Kanerva, M. & Bordoy, C. (2008). Final results of the ASTP survey for fiscal year 2007. Report produced for the Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals.

Arundel, A., Bordoy, C. & Kanerva, M. (2008). Neglected innovators: How do innovative firms that do not perform R&D innovate? Results of an analysis of the Innobarometer 2007 survey No. 215. Brussels: European Commission.

Arundel, A., van Cruysen, A., Hansen, W., Kanerva, M. & Kemp, R. (2007). Defining the knowledge-based economy: Final synthesis report. KEI Deliverable WP1.5 for the European Commission. Maastricht: UNU-MERIT.

Arundel, A., Hansen, W. & Kanerva, M. (2007). Indicators for the knowledge-based economy: Summary report. KEI Deliverable WP2.5 for the European Commission. Maastricht: UNU-MERIT.

Arundel, A., van Cruysen, A., Hansen, W. & Kanerva, M. (2007). Policy scenarios: Summary report. KEI Deliverable WP1.4 for the European Commission. Maastricht: UNU-MERIT.

Arundel, A., Kanerva, M., van Cruysen, A. & Hollanders, H. (2007). Innovation Statistics for the European Service Sector. INNO Metrics Report. Brussels: European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry.

Kanerva, M., Hollanders, H. & Arundel, A. (2006). Can we measure and compare innovation in services? 2006 European Innovation Scoreboard. Brussels: European Commission.

Kanerva, M. (2019). The role of discourses in a transformation of social practices towards sustainability: The case of meat eating related practices. Presentation at the Sustainable Food Systems - Sustainable Diets conference, Rome, 11 October.

Kanerva, M. (2018). Unmaking meat - Exploring discourses on the new meatways. Poster presentation at the Third International Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), Copenhagen Business School, 27‒30 June.

Kanerva, M. (2017). Unmaking meat practices - Consumer discourses on (cultured) meat. Poster presentation at the Third International Scientific Conference on Cultured Meat, Maastricht, 3-5 September.

Kanerva, M. (2017). Unmaking meat - Discourses on new meatways. Presentation at the 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Athens, 29 August – 1 September.

Kanerva, M. (2017). Radical change in practices - Exploring discourses on new meatways. Presentation at Redefining edible foods: Workshop on perspectives on eating animals in Europe. Helsinki, 1 June.

Kanerva, M. (2017). Exploring potential for radical unmaking of (sustainable) meat. Presentation at the artec Summer Colloquium, Bremen, 17 May.

Kanerva, M. (2016). The new meat consumers? Transformation of practices and the discourse on alternative meats. Presentation at the ICCR 2016 conference (The 21st Century Consumer: Vulnerable, Responsible, Transparent?) in Bonn, 26-27 September.

Kanerva, M. (2014). About acceptance of radical change in meat eating practices - Insects and cultured meat. Presentation at the ERSCP 2014 conference in Portorož, Slovenia, 14-16 October.

Kanerva, M. (2013). Meat consumption in Europe: From past trends to a more sustainable future? Paper and presentation at ERSCP-EMSU conference in Istanbul, 4-7 June 2013.

Kanerva, M. (2012). Meat consumption trends and discourses: Learning from the past.Presentation at the EASST/4S conference in Copenhagen, 17-20 October.

Kanerva, M. (2012). Meat consumption trends and discourses: Learning from the past for the future. Poster presentation at the 'Planet under Pressure' conference in London, 25-29 March.

Kanerva, M. (2011). European meat consumption – From past trends to a more sustainable future? Poster presentation at the 'Sustainable Consumption - Towards Action and Impact' conference in Hamburg, 6-8 November.

Kanerva, M. (2011). Main trends in meat consumption in Europe.Presentation at the artec Kolloquium ' Das Versorgungssystem Fleisch: Probleme und Perspektiven einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung' in Bremen, 6 July.

Kanerva, M. (2010). Nano S&T in the Global South: Assessing risk discourses. Presentation at the EASST conference in Trento, Italy, 1-4 September.

Since 2020
Senior researcher at artec Sustainability Research Center

2014-2019
PhD project Unmaking meat – Transforming social practices

2014-2018
Researcher at artec Sustainability Research Center

2014-2017
Researcher at UNU-MERIT Institute in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Projects related to innovation for the European Commission

2011-2014
Researcher at artec Sustainability Research Center; Project on meat consumption in Europe

2009
Master of Arts in Governance and Cultures of Innovation (European Studies on Society, Science and Technology), Maastricht University, the Netherlands; Title of thesis: “Nano S&T in the Global South: Assessing risk discourses“

2006-2010
Researcher at UNU-MERIT Institut in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Projects e.g. on the impact of socio-economic trends of climate change, resource scarcity and population change on innovation; environmental innovation; pharmaceuticals; non-R&D innovation

2002
Bachelor of Science with Honours, in the area of international environmental policy and statistics, Open University in Milton Keynes, UK

1984-1989
Studies in English philology and computer science, University of Helsinki, Finland

 

 

 

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