Building a Competitive Advantage through Sustainable Operations Strategy
Paper i proceeding, 2013

This paper addresses an important gap in sustainability and technology management studies: the strategies for sustainable operations. Based on analysis of cases from automotive, textile, chemical, and food processing industries, the authors discuss the responses companies take to environmental and social pressures when aiming at increasing profitability. Our findings show that adaptations of traditional operations strategy frameworks can be useful when developing and assessing sustainability strategy for operations. Lastly, we also offer definitions for ‘sustainable operations strategy’ and ‘sustainable technology’ as those are not yet established in the literature. We consider the contribution of this article to be linked to the development and evaluation of sustainable operations strategies, which will invariably include the choice and use of technologies.

choice of sustainable technologies


sustainable operations strategy


Breno Nunes

Aston Business School

David Bennett

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Supply and Operations Management

University of South Australia

Duncan Shaw

Warwick Business School

Zawislak, P A and Hosni Y (Eds) “Science, Technology and Innovation in the Emerging Markets Economy”, Proceedings of 22nd International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology

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