Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Kathleen A. Abel , pp. 86. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2005.

The work

Författare / Author: Kathleen A. Abel
Titel / Title: Integrating Economics with a Strategic Sustainable Planning Method; To enhance decision making processes.
Abstrakt Abstract:

Abstract: The complexity of environmental, social, economical, and
technological objectives creates a challenge for decision makers when
prioritizing the right measures that will move a project or organization
toward sustainability at least cost. Currently there are methods or tools
available to assist in this decision making and through a strategic approach
potentially enhance the process. The focus of this thesis is to evaluate how
the quantitative nature of economic detail as a tool which has been
informed by a strategic sustainable framework can contribute to the
complex decision making process for sustainable development when
prioritizing measures. A two- step matrix format is used to represent the
proposed approach. The complexity of sustainable development issues for
decision makers within Sweden’s energy sector provides a suitable case
study to explain this approach. Karlskrona, Sweden district heat was
chosen. The results revealed an enhanced decision making process utilizing
the proposed approach in district heat thus ensuring organizational and
social profitability as defined by, static and dynamic efficiency and
equitable allocation. The thesis concludes that the suggested approach has
the potential to enhance the decision making process for strategic
sustainable development when prioritizing measures in district heat and
may be universal in its application in many other sectors. However, further
validation of the approach through testing in real life situations is

Ämnesord / Subject: Maskinteknik - Mechanical Engineering\General

Nyckelord / Keywords: Keywords: District Heat, Economics, ABCD Analysis, Sustainability, Strategic

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/25/2006
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Anders Carlsson;Licenceate Economist at BTH
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
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Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: published masters thesis pdf.pdf (869 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)