Organizing sustainable product chains of a multinational corporation: life cycle management in practice
Paper in proceedings, 2013

LCM literature is mainly of a normative character and LCM is typically defined by holistic environmental focus, internal integration, collaboration with external actors and carried out with an abundant LCM-based toolbox. To contrast, a study of LCM in practice shows here how LCM is enacted by linking environmental initiatives attached to different steps of a generic product chain. It also shows how practitioners struggle with processes of internal integration and external collaboration.

Life cycle management

knowledge capabilities

product chain



Hanna Lindén

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Henrikke Baumann

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management (LCM 2013) in Gothenburg, Sweden, August 26-28, 2013

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Environmental Management

Business Administration

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