Sustainable Operations Management

Advances in Strategy and Methodology

  • Andrea Chiarini

Part of the Measuring Operations Performance book series (MEOP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Andreia Pasqualini Blass, Sergio E. Gouvea da Costa, Edson Pinheiro de Lima, Lilian Adriana Borges
    Pages 75-102
  3. Jury Gualandris, Matteo Kalchschmidt
    Pages 103-129
  4. Andrea Brasco Pampanelli, Pauline Found, Andréa Moura Bernardes
    Pages 131-161
  5. Beñat Landeta Manzano, Germán Arana-Landín, Patxi Ruiz de Arbulo, Pablo Diaz de Basurto
    Pages 163-181
  6. Maria Wulandari, Iker Laskurain, Martí Casadesús Fa, Iñaki Heras-Saizarbitoria
    Pages 183-202
  7. Afsaneh Moradi, Seyed Reza Hejazi, Jahangir Yadollahi Farsi
    Pages 203-222

About this book


This book presents innovative research on various aspects of sustainability in the field of operations management and illustrates the potential of sustainability thinking and practice to improve operations performance and thereby meet customer needs. Particular attention is devoted to corporate social responsibility and marketing strategy, knowledge management for sustainability, the role of culture in a sustainable built environment, sustainable manufacturing through the application of lean and green concepts, advancing sustainability through ISO standards, and the sustainable supply chain.

The present decade is proving to be a time of change in terms of business strategies and operations management. Many of the trends are still subject to uncertainty, but an understanding of the need for, and benefits of, sustainability can give a clear indication of their trajectory. Consumers and markets in general believe that while implementing their business strategies, companies should also try to improve society and the environment and to exercise social responsibility toward their employees. This book provides insights into how this may be achieved, and it is recommended for researchers as well as all practitioners and managers dedicated to enhancing sustainability in operations.


Corporate social responsibility ISO 14006 ISO 50001 Lean production Operations performance Strategies for sustainable operations Sustainable built environment Sustainable knowledge management Sustainable operations Sustainable supply chain

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Chiarini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Economics and ManagementUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly

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