Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Edward Anwana; Zaid E. Azaizeh; Onur Özmen; Ndi George Tebeck , pp. 71. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2006.

The work

Författare / Author: Edward Anwana, Zaid E. Azaizeh, Onur Özmen, Ndi George Tebeck
Titel / Title: The Evolution of Industry towards Sustainability: A Case Study of the Olive Oil Industry
Abstrakt Abstract:

In this thesis, the need for the step by step transformation of industry towards sustainability is emphasized. This work involves looking at the Olive Oil Industry (OOI) from a systems perspective through the lens of Strategic Sustainable Development (SSD) and applying backcasting from a principled view of socio-ecological sustainability. A specific project is also looked at, the Integrated Waste Management Project (IWMP), which aims at contributing to the sustainability of this particular industry. The OOI was analysed through the ABCD methodology, a tool used in planning for SSD, and measures were drawn up to guide the industry’s transformation. Following this analysis, the IWMP was examined within the context and results of the OOI research. Overall, the industry is transitioning and the IWMP is a good opportunity and contributor to the evolution of the Olive Oil Industry towards sustainability. At the same time, OOI and other industries would benefit greatly from embracing a systems perspective and a strategic approach for sustainable development.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Nyckelord / Keywords: Industrial Revolution, Industrial Evolution, Olive Oil Industry, Integrated Waste Management, Strategic Sustainable Development, Backcasting.

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 02/20/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Roya Khaleeli
Examinator / Examiner: David Waldron
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00

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