CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

Sustainable Development

Knowledge and Education About Standardisation

Editors: Idowu, S.O., de Vries, H., Mijatovic, I., Choi, D. (Eds.)

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  • Shows that standardization is essential for sustainability
  • Especially focuses on standardization education
  • Includes a wealth of best practices and case studies
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This book examines education about standardization in the context of sustainable management. It shows the role of standardization education in the global economy, and in markets, industries and businesses. The book presents knowledge on standardization for sustainable management, describes measures that can be taken to stimulate it, and highlights strategies for teaching and disseminating the concept. Subsequently presenting a number of best practices and case studies, the book seeks to align theory and practice. For researchers, this is the first academic publication that interconnects the concepts of sustainability, standardization and education. For professionals in the area of sustainability it shows that standardization is an essential instrument for enhancing sustainability for which proper education is needed. For standardization professionals the book reveals the links to sustainability and it shows not only the importance of education about standardization but also how this can be organized, and finally, for universities, the book shows that standardization deserves to be included in the curriculum, and it provides guidance and best practice examples about how this can be done.

About the authors

Samuel O Idowu is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Corporate Social Responsibility at London Guildhall School of Business & Law, London Metropolitan University, UK. He researches in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Accounting and has published in both professional and academic journals since 1989. He is a freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Samuel is the Deputy CEO and First Vice President of the Global Corporate Governance Institute. He has led several edited books in CSR, is the Editor-in-Chief of two Springer’s reference books – the Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility and the Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility and an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility. He is also a Series Editor for Springer’s books on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance. One of his edited books won the most Outstanding Business Reference book Award of the American Library Association (ALA) in 2016 and another was ranked 18th in the 2010 Top 40 Sustainability Books by, Cambridge University, Sustainability Leadership Programme. Samuel is a member of the Committee of the Corporate Governance Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management (BAM). He is on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Business Administration, Canada and Amfiteatru Economic Journal, Romania. Samuel has delivered a number of Keynote Speeches at national and international conferences and workshops on CSR and has on two occasions 2008 and 2014 won Emerald’s Highly Commended Literati Network Awards for Excellence. To date, Samuel has edited several books in the field of CSR, Sustainability and Governance and has written four forewords to books. Samuel has served as an external examiner to the following UK Universities – Sunderland, Ulster, Anglia Ruskin and Plymouth. He is currently an external examiner at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Teesside University, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Henk J. de Vries is Professor of Standardisation Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in the Department of Technology and Operations Management. He is a Visiting Professor at Delft University of Technology. His teaching and research focus on standardization from a business point of view. From 1994 until 2003, Henk worked with NEN, Netherlands Standardization Institute, in several roles, being responsible for R&D during the last period. Since 1994 he has an appointment at Erasmus University's School of Management and since 2004 he has been working full-time at this university. In 2009, the International Organization for Standardization ISO awarded his education about standardization as being best in the world. Henk is (co-)author of 380 publications on standardization, including several books. Henk is President of the European Academy for Standardisation EURAS.

Ivana Mijatovic, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Bulgaria - Department of Quality Management and Standardization. She earned a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. and PhD at the University of Belgrade. For much of her academic career she has focused on quality management and standardization. She is a passionate teacher - on bachelor level she teaches Quality Management Technologies, Quality Engineering (Six Sigma) and Quality Planning - on master and PhD level she teaches courses on Standardization. She serves on the boards of the European Academy for Standardization (EURAS) as a vice president, since 2012 and on the board of the Balkan Coordinating Committee for Standardization, Prototypes and Quality, since 2006. She is member of the national technical committee II/07 Software Engineering, IT for Education and Internet at Institute for Standardization of Serbia. Ivana has published more than 80 scientific articles in journals and conference proceedings. She is author of several textbooks and editor of various conference proceedings. Her current academic work addresses the question of ethical, social, economical and technological implications of standardization, teaching and education on standardization, as well as effects of standards implementation in companies that operate in developing countries.

Donggeun Choi, Ph.D is principal researcher for standardization research and cooperation in Korean Standards Association (KSA) since June 2000. His experience includes international cooperation, policy research, and education in the field of standardization and technical regulations in various committees of ISO, IEC, APEC, PASC, and ICES. Donggeun also visited Standards Coordination Office of NIST in the U.S. for standards education and policy study in 2012 – 2013. Donggeun has been project leaders of five projects for APEC standards education and professional development in 2007-2019. He is now the Chair and project leader for a new ISO IWA 30 project on ‘Competence Requirements for Standards Professionals.’ Donggeun has published and edited around thirty academic research articles and professional policy reports in the area of standardization, technical barriers to trade, regulatory governance and technology innovation in such journals as Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, Technovation, Scientometrics, ISO Focus, ASTM SNews, and SES Journal. He holds a PhD in Technology and Innovation Management.

 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Standards in the Classroom: A Vehicle for Sustainability Education

    Pages 3-16

    Wright, Laurence A. (et al.)

  • A Look Behind the Curtain: Standardization Education for Engineers from the Electric Vehicle Standardization Shopfloor

    Pages 17-29

    Van den Bossche, Peter

  • From Boring to Intriguing: Personal Perspective on Making Education About Standardization Appealing to Students

    Pages 31-44

    Fomin, Vladislav V.

  • Mutual Enforcement of Research and Education—The Case of Structured Inquiry-Based Teaching of Standardization

    Pages 45-55

    Kaa, Geerten

  • Addressing Sustainability in Education About Standardisation—Lessons from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

    Pages 57-75

    Vries, Henk J.

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eBook 101,14 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-28714-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Development
Book Subtitle
Knowledge and Education About Standardisation
Editors
  • Samuel O. Idowu
  • Henk de Vries
  • Ivana Mijatovic
  • Donggeun Choi
Series Title
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28715-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28715-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28714-6
Series ISSN
2196-7075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 221
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