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Sustainability through Service

Perspectives, Concepts and Examples

  • Adi Wolfson
  • Shlomo Mark
  • Patrick M. Martin
  • Dorith Tavor

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Adi Wolfson, Shlomo Mark, Patrick M. Martin, Dorith Tavor
    Pages 1-13
  3. Adi Wolfson, Shlomo Mark, Patrick M. Martin, Dorith Tavor
    Pages 15-29
  4. Adi Wolfson, Shlomo Mark, Patrick M. Martin, Dorith Tavor
    Pages 31-48
  5. Adi Wolfson, Shlomo Mark, Patrick M. Martin, Dorith Tavor
    Pages 49-58
  6. Adi Wolfson, Shlomo Mark, Patrick M. Martin, Dorith Tavor
    Pages 59-72
  7. Adi Wolfson, Shlomo Mark, Patrick M. Martin, Dorith Tavor
    Pages 73-85

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the mutual relationship between service and sustainability. It covers methodologies and approaches and describes measurements and tools that can promote sustainability on the service market. Lastly, it presents the different applications of sustainability, together with examples of sustainable services.
Environmental concerns have become integral to any decision-making process in the design and implementation of goods and services. With the increasing dominance of the service sector, and as service systems become more complex and interdisciplinary, the focus must move from the exchange of products to that of services. Newly created services should thus aim to incorporate sustainability into their designs while viewing sustainability as a service in its own right. Integrating sustainability in the service design and development process is essential to improving the sustainability of our society and preserving the environment.
Moreover, doing so shifts the service boundaries from values that are focused only on personal, local, and current needs and economic profit to those that are broader and more future oriented, ultimately placing greater social and environmental responsibility on all stakeholders. In addition, it advances the current state-of-the-art in sustainable development and service design and contributes to improving the quality of life on a global scale.

Keywords

Service Engineering Service Management Service Science Sustainability Service Sustainable Development

Authors and affiliations

  • Adi Wolfson
    • 1
  • Shlomo Mark
    • 2
  • Patrick M. Martin
    • 3
  • Dorith Tavor
    • 4
  1. 1.Green Processes Center, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering56 Bialik Street, Beer-ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Negev Monte Carlo Research Center (NMCRC), Sami Shamoon College of Engineering56 Bialik Street, Beer-ShevaIsrael
  3. 3.Green Processes Center, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering56 Bialik Street, Beer-ShevaIsrael
  4. 4.Green Processes Center, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering56 Bialik Street, Beer-ShevaIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12964-8
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12963-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12964-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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