The Circular Economy and Its Implications on Sustainability and the Green Supply Chain

The Circular Economy and Its Implications on Sustainability and the Green Supply Chain

Ulas Akkucuk (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Release Date: January, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 327
ISBN13: 9781522581093|ISBN10: 152258109X|EISBN13: 9781522581109|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8109-3


In the modern world, solid and liquid waste deposits are mounting due to increasing populations and wealth. Businesses are therefore being put under pressure to pay attention to the environmental and resource consequences of the products they produce and the services they deliver.

The Circular Economy and Its Implications on Sustainability and the Green Supply Chain is a collection of innovative research on methods of extending biological cycles found in nature to technological cycles where goods, when disposed properly, are converted into new products in an environmentally efficient way. It examines current research on how to deal with the waste resulting from human activities, the relationship between environmental and human health, and international legislation on waste management. This book is ideally designed for economists, managers, practitioners, academicians, researchers, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Blue Economy
  • Business Recycling
  • Circular Supply Chain
  • Closed-Loop Supply Chains
  • Energy Policies
  • Financial Flexibility
  • Medical Waste Management
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Solid Waste Policy
  • Sustainability Reporting

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ulas Akkucuk is an Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods at Bogazici University Department of Management, Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Akkucuk has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University (1997), an MBA from Bogazici University (2000), and a PhD in Management Science and Information Systems from Rutgers University (2004). His research interests focus on the methodological development of multivariate techniques such as Clustering and Multidimensional Scaling and novel applications into fields, such as global competitiveness, CRM, technology management, and sustainable development. He has taught Statistics, CRM and Data Mining, and Global Aspects of Management courses, among others, at both graduate and undergraduate levels. He is associate editor and editorial board member of International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (IJRBS) and has been an ad hoc reviewer for journals such as Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Bogazici Journal, and International Journal of Business Economics and Management. He is a member of the Classification Society and Society for the Study of Business and Finance.