EcoProduction

Sustainability Appraisal: Quantitative Methods and Mathematical Techniques for Environmental Performance Evaluation

Editors: Erechtchoukova, Marina G, Khaiter, Peter A, Golinska, Paulina (Eds.)

  • The book will present original research papers on the quantitative methods and techniques for the evaluation of the sustainability of business operations and organizations’ overall environmental performance
  • The book contributions will describe modern methods and approaches applicable to the multi-faceted problem of sustainability appraisal and will help to fulfil generic frameworks presented in the literature with the specific quantitative techniques so needed in practice
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  • The scope of the book is interdisciplinary in nature, making it of interest to environmental researchers, business managers and process analysts, information management professionals and environmental decision makers, who will find valuable sources of information for their work-related activities
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  • Each chapter will provide sufficient background information, a description of problems, and results, making the book useful for a wider audience
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  • Additional software support is not required
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About this book

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.

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“This work would be useful to instructors, practitioners, and managers in defining sustainability indices to compare and contrast project results in various companies. Similarly, it could serve as a reference for people searching for new information about sustainability appraisal. … I consider Sustainability Appraisal: Quantitative Methods and Mathematical Techniques for Environmental Performance Evaluation to be a good reference for researchers in the fields of environmental sciences, operations research, sustainable economics, green logistics, and environmental engineering.” (Javier Faulin, Interfaces, Vol. 45 (1), January-February, 2015)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Dimensions of Sustainability Appraisal

    Erechtchoukova, Marina G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • The FEEM Sustainability Index: An Integrated Tool for Sustainability Assessment

    Carraro, Carlo (et al.)

    Pages 9-32

  • Measuring and Evaluating Business Sustainability: Development and Application of Corporate Index of Sustainability Performance

    Medel-González, Frank (et al.)

    Pages 33-61

  • Sustainability Indicators: Development and Application for the Agriculture Sector

    Hřebíček, Jiří (et al.)

    Pages 63-102

  • Crosslinking Eco-innovation in Service and Manufacturing Industries and Knowledge and Operational Industry Orientation

    Segarra-Oña, María-del-Val (et al.)

    Pages 105-124

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-32081-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-32080-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-642-44678-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainability Appraisal: Quantitative Methods and Mathematical Techniques for Environmental Performance Evaluation
Editors
  • Marina G Erechtchoukova
  • Peter A Khaiter
  • Paulina Golinska
Series Title
EcoProduction
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32081-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32081-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-32080-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44678-8
Series ISSN
2193-4614
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 254
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