Environmentally-Conscious Design Methods for Manufacturing Firms with Servicification
Tomohiko Sakao, Mattias Lindahl, and Anna Öhrwall-Rönnbäck
Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University
SE-581 83 Linköping, Sweden
Servicification is a key toward environmental conscious business in the manufacturing industry. After looking at the business and economic implications of Integrated Product and Service Offerings, the paper suggests specifications for methods beneficial for such a manufacturing company. The paper is based on the empirical case studies of 120 Swedish manufacturing firms of different sizes. It is expected to encourage discussion on this crucial theme in mature economies such as those of Europe and Japan.
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