Sustainability Appraisal: Quantitative Methods and Mathematical Techniques for Environmental Performance Evaluation
ISBN/ASIN: 9783642320804,9783642320811 | 2013 | English | pdf | 254/256 pages | 5.73 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: Marina G. Erechtchoukova, Peter A. Khaiter (auth.), Marina G Erechtchoukova, Peter A Khaiter, Paulina Golinska (eds.) | Edition: 1
One of the most important issues in developing sustainable management strategies and incorporating ecodesigns in production, manufacturing and operations management is the assessment of the sustainability of business operations and organizations’ overall environmental performance. The book presents the results of recent studies on sustainability assessment. It provides a solid reference for researchers in academia and industrial practitioners on the state-of-the-art in sustainability appraisal including the development and application of sustainability indices, quantitative methods, models and frameworks for the evaluation of current and future welfare outcomes, recommendations on data collection and processing for the evaluation of organizations’ environmental performance, and eco-efficiency approaches leading to business process re-engineering.