Integrating sustainable development into operations management courses
Paper in proceedings, 2009

It is widely acknowledged that sustainable development aspects should be integrated into operations management (OM) education. Based on experiences from teaching at Chalmers University of Technology, we have identified the following challenges related to this: How the main teacher should teach a subject which is not his or her primary area of competence, OM textbooks seldom address sustainability issues, sustainability takes a much broader perspective than OM, and how to integrate sustainability aspects into different courses while preserving these aspects’ holistic character.

Operations management

Teaching

Sustainable development

Author

Peter Fredriksson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Industrial Marketing

Magnus Persson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Proceedings of 16th International Annual EurOMA Conference, June 14-17, Göteborg

Subject Categories

Other Mechanical Engineering

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10/8/2017