publication . Master thesis . 2010

Towards Sustainability-driven Innovation through Product Service Systems

Thompson, Anthony;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Karlskrona : Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Increasing awareness of anthropogenic impacts on the planet has lead to efforts to reduce negative environmental impacts in product development for several decades. Benefits to companies who focus on sustainability initiatives have been put forth more recently, leading to many efforts to incorporate sustainability considerations in their product innovation processes. The majority of current sustainability considerations in industry constrain design space by emphasizing reduced material and energy flows across the product’s life cycle. However, there is also an opportunity to use awareness of sustainability to bring attention to new facets of design space and to ...
Subjects
free text keywords: sustainable product innovation, sustainable product development, strategic sustainable development, product-service systems (PSS), decision support tools, life cycle management
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