Industrial system dynamics for environmental sustainability: a case study on the UK medical technology sector

Kumar, Mukesh, Harrington, Tomás Seosamh, Srai, Jagjit Singh and Minakata, Yuto (2017) Industrial system dynamics for environmental sustainability: a case study on the UK medical technology sector. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 31 (1-3). 100–132. ISSN 1368-2148

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Abstract

This paper investigates environmental sustainability dynamics of an industrial system through a case study on the UK medical technology sector. This paper builds on an industrial system framework involving institutions, specialist firms, value/supply chains and industrial actors. Environmental sustainability dynamics are explored through infrastructure and structure factors of industrial systems that are primarily developed from theoretical domains of manufacturing systems, production networks and supply chains. Research findings suggest that structural components influence the industry system more radically than the infrastructural components. Environmental sustainability dynamics depend on the size of industrial actors, types/characteristics of product and process, and availability of specialist (funding/technology) firms.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 05:03
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 00:34
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/65241
DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2017.10002932

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