Building a competitive advantage through sustainable operations strategy


This paper addresses an important gap in sustainability and technology management studies: the strategies for sustainable operations. Based on analysis of cases from automotive, textile, chemical, and food processing industries, the authors discuss the responses companies take to environmental and social pressures when aiming at increasing profitability. Our findings show that adaptations of traditional operations strategy frameworks can be useful when developing and assessing sustainability strategy for operations. Lastly, we also offer definitions for ‘sustainable operations strategy’ and ‘sustainable technology’ as those are not yet established in the literature. We consider the contribution of this article to be linked to the development and evaluation of sustainable operations strategies, which will invariably include the choice and use of technologies.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Event Title: 22nd International confrence on Management of Thechnology
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2013-04-14 - 2013-04-18
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable operations strategy, ,choice of sustainable technologies,manufacturing,
ISBN: 0-9815817-6-5
Last Modified: 06 May 2024 07:42
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2013 10:09
Full Text Link: http://www.iamo ... ID_CONTEUDO=782
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2013
Authors: Nunes, Breno (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8892-2728)
Bennett, David (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1480-8652)
Shaw, Duncan



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