Social Sustainability: Perspectives on the Role of Manufacturing

  • Paola Fantini
  • Marco Taisch
  • Claudio Palasciano
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 414)


The notion of social sustainability has been developed aiming at global growth. Policy makers have elaborated on this concept at regional and country level. Institutions and associations representing the scientific and technological environment have proposed their visions. Enterprises have adopted Corporate Social Responsibility practices. In this context, the role of manufacturing may have appeared so far limited to the specific aspects related to the workplaces. However, a broader perspective can lead to an extended awareness on how manufacturing can contribute to the social sustainability.


social sustainability sustainable manufacturing human factors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paola Fantini
    • 1
  • Marco Taisch
    • 2
  • Claudio Palasciano
    • 2
  1. 1.Fondazione Politecnico di MilanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Management, Economics and Industrial EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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