Strategy Development

Part of the Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries book series (AGSB, volume 18)


After the detailed analyses undertaken in Chapter 2, it is time to decide on the kind of strategy that will help your company achieve competitive advantage through Ecodesign. In doing so, one should examine the corporate, market, product, production and management aspects of your business and design an integrated strategy.


Carbon Footprint Production Site Target Audience Environmental Aspect Product Life Cycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vienna University of Technology and ECODESIGN companyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Ajou UniversitySuwonKorea
  3. 3.Siemens AGOttobrunGermany
  4. 4.EnVentIroqoisCanada

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