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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.
Chapter 28: Environmental Supply Chain Management
The issue of green or environmental supply chains (these two terms will be used interchangeably) is critical for the successful implementation of what has been defined industrial ecosystems and industrial ecology. But more significantly, this topic is important due to the environmental impacts of multiple organizations across a supply chain rather than focusing on a single organization. Waste and emissions caused by the supply chain have become the main sources of serious environmental problems ranging from such issues as global climate change to hazardous waste generation and acid rain. Organizations have a number of reasons and pressures for implementing environmental supply chain policies, from reactive regulatory reasons, to proactive strategic and competitive advantage reasons. This paper will focus ...