Green Production Engineering and Management

Green Production Engineering and Management

1st Edition - February 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Carolina Machado, J. Paulo Davim
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128212394
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128212387

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Green Production Engineering and Management is an interdisciplinary collection of the latest advances from academia and industry on the management of production engineering in a green and responsible way. Background theory, methods, tools and techniques, and case study examples are all combined to make a complete guide for researchers, engineers, and managers. The interdisciplinary approach taken by this book allows a holistic understanding of a complex problem, helping readers with management backgrounds to better appreciate production engineering issues and vice versa. Themes such as social responsibility, green manufacturing, and productivity management are all tackled together, helping the reader see how they are all linked in the industrial environment, and how new advances in one field could lead to benefits in others. Through the interdisciplinary exchange of principles, strategies, models, methodologies, and applications, this book hopes to uncover new ways to manage, think, and understand organizations, making them more strategic and competitive in the markets where they are or which they seek to occupy in the near future.

Key Features

  • Includes case studies from industry, illustrating how the advances discussed can be applied in the real world.
  • Covers the environmental regulations relevant to green production and will help readers find better ways to meet them.
  • Draws on research from several different disciplines to help readers discover innovative solutions to complex problems.


Researchers and postgraduate students interested in management, technology, and engineering; sustainability managers, human resource managers, consultants and practitioners in green production management.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Editors’ biographies
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Systems thinking and a value-based definition of sustainability as base for a social enterprise
  • Abstract
  • 1.1: Introduction
  • 1.2: A shift in economic thinking
  • 1.3: Transferring knowledge into action
  • 1.4: Managing the social enterprise
  • 1.5: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Blockchain technology and socially sustainable supply chains—A valuation perspective
  • Abstract
  • 2.1: Introduction
  • 2.2: Blockchain technology (BCT)—Background and elements
  • 2.3: Social sustainability elements
  • 2.4: Market and non-market valuation methods
  • 2.5: Blockchain-based socio-environmental valuation framework
  • 2.6: The proposed framework
  • 2.7: Discussion and implications for future research
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Project selection for sustainable additive manufacturing: A case study
  • Abstract
  • 3.1: Introduction
  • 3.2: Literature review
  • 3.3: Methodology
  • 3.4: Case study
  • 3.5: Results
  • 3.6: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Does priority sector lending affect profitability? An empirical study on Indian public sector banks
  • Abstract
  • 4.1: Introduction
  • 4.2: Literature review
  • 4.3: Objectives of the study
  • 4.4: Research methodology
  • 4.5: Findings
  • 4.6: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 5: The momentum for green human resources’ management
  • Abstract
  • 5.1: Introduction
  • 5.2: Change as the neuralgic concept
  • 5.3: The momentum for green human resources’ management
  • 5.4: Foreseen debates in a green human resources’ management approach
  • 5.5: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Factors involved in using plastic money in the Jangalmahal region of West Bengal: An empirical study
  • Abstract
  • 6.1: Introduction
  • 6.2: Literature review
  • 6.3: Objectives of the study
  • 6.4: Research methodology
  • 6.5: Analysis and findings
  • 6.6: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Paradigms of wisdom economy for manufacturing in a post-pandemic world
  • Abstract
  • 7.1: Introduction & history of manufacturing management
  • 7.2: Manufacturing in knowledge economy
  • 7.3: Knowledge economy paradigms
  • 7.4: Cessation of knowledge supremacy
  • 7.5: Covid-19 on manufacturing
  • 7.6: Developing resilient system
  • 7.7: Wisdom economy
  • 7.8: Characteristics of wisdom economy
  • 7.9: Metaphors of WE on manufacturing
  • 7.10: Total value management through manufacturing
  • 7.11: Technology and sustainability paradigm
  • 7.12: Climate change paradigm
  • 7.13: VUCA paradigm
  • 7.14: Holistic econosphere paradigm
  • 7.15: The innovation perplexity
  • 7.16: Linking paradigms and conclusion
  • References
  • Web sources
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 8: Desertec initiative in Algeria: Challenges and barriers
  • Abstract
  • 8.1: Introduction
  • 8.2: The conceptual framework for renewable energies
  • 8.3: The reality of renewable energy use in Europe and Africa
  • 8.4: Desertec project and the Algerian-German partnership on renewable energies
  • 8.5: Result & discussion
  • 8.6: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Connecting ecological economics, green management, sustainable development, and circular economy: Corporate social responsibility as the synthetic vector
  • Abstract
  • 9.1: Introduction
  • 9.2: Globalization, social pollution, and change: The core conceptual triangle
  • 9.3: Rethinking neoclassical economics—Furthering the debate with ecological economics
  • 9.4: Sustainable management and the momentum for green management
  • 9.5: Toward a circular economy
  • 9.6: Conclusion
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: February 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128212394
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128212387

About the Editors

Carolina Machado

Carolina Machado has lectured in human resource management subjects since 1989 at the University of Minho, Portugal, and has been an Associate Professor there since 2004. Her professional experience and research interests include human resource management, international human resource management, human resource management in SMEs, training and development, change management, and knowledge management. She is Head of the Department of Management and Head of the Human Resource Management Work Group at the University of Minho, as well as the Chief Editor of the 'International Journal of Applied Management Sciences and Engineering' (IJAMSE). She has published several books both as editor and as author, and has had many more book chapters and journal articles published.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

J. Paulo Davim

J. Paulo Davim is a Full Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He is also distinguished as an honorary professor in several universities/colleges in China, India and Spain. The Portuguese Institution of Engineers conferred him with the title of Senior Chartered Engineer and has an MBA. He was also awarded a Eur Ing title by FEANI-Brussels and is a Fellow (FIET) of IET-London. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials, mechanical and industrial engineering, with special emphasis in machining and tribology. He has worked as an evaluator of projects for the European Research Council (ERC) and other international research agencies as well as an examiner of Ph.D. theses for many universities in different countries. He is the editor-in-chief of several international journals, guest editor of several journals, series editor for Elsevier’s Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering book series, and scientific advisor for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an editorial board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 100 prestigious journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 150 books and as author (and co-author) more than 15 books, 100 book chapters and 500 articles in journals and conferences. He has published more than 280 articles in prestigious journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

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