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dc.contributor.authorCaldera, Helessage
dc.contributor.authorDesha, Cheryl
dc.contributor.authorDawes, Les
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-17T01:08:03Z
dc.date.available2021-06-17T01:08:03Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/405186
dc.description.abstractA large and growing body of literature has explored corporate environmental sustainability initiatives and their impacts locally, regionally and internationally. While the initiatives provide examples of environmental stewardship and cleaner production, a large proportion of the organisations considered in this literature have ‘sustainable practice’, ‘environmental stewardship’ or similar goals as add-ons to their core business strategy. Furthermore, there is limited evidence of organizations embracing and internalising sustainability principles throughout their activities, products or services. Many challenges and barriers impede outcomes as whole system design or holistic approach to address environmental issues, with some evidence to suggest that targeted initiatives could be useful in making progress. ‘Lean management’ and other lean thinking strategies are often put forward as part of such targeted approaches. Within this context, the authors have drawn on current literature to undertake a review of lean thinking practices and how these influence sustainable business practice, considering the balance of environmental and economic aspects of triple bottom line in sustainability. The review methodology comprised firstly identifying theoretical constructs to be studied, developing criteria for categorising the literature, evaluating the findings within each category and considering the implications of the findings for areas for future research.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGCPC
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameGlobal Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleGlobal Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2015-11-01
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2015-11-04
dc.relation.ispartoflocationSitges, Spain
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0907
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.titleExploring the role of lean thinking in sustainable business practice
dc.typeConference output
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCaldera, H; Desha, C; Dawes, L, Exploring the role of lean thinking in sustainable business practice, 2015
dc.date.updated2021-06-15T05:19:05Z
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gro.griffith.authorCaldera, Savindi T.
gro.griffith.authorDesha, Cheryl J.


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