Handbook of Research on Waste Management Techniques for Sustainability

Handbook of Research on Waste Management Techniques for Sustainability

Ulas Akkucuk (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Release Date: December, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 438
ISBN13: 9781466697232|ISBN10: 1466697237|EISBN13: 9781466697249|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9723-2


Sustainability is a growing area of research in ecology, economics, environmental science, business, and cultural studies. Specifically, sustainable waste disposal and management is a growing concern as both solid and liquid wastes are rapidly expanding in direct correlation with population growth and improved economic conditions across regions.

The Handbook of Research on Waste Management Techniques for Sustainability explores the topic of sustainable development in an era where domestic and municipal waste is becoming a concern for both human and environmental health. Highlighting a number of topics relating to pollution, green initiatives, and waste reduction in both the public and private sector, this research-based publication is designed for use by environmental scientists, business executives, researchers, graduate-level students, and policymakers seeking the latest information on sustainability in business, medicine, agriculture, and society.

Topics Covered

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

  • Alternative Energy
  • Electronic Waste
  • Green Business
  • Lean Production
  • Medical Waste
  • Municipal Solid Waste Management
  • Recycling
  • Remanufacturing
  • Wastewater

Reviews and Testimonials

Environmental scientists, economists, and business scholars survey research into fitting waste management into a sustainable development framework. Their topics include applying lean production and six sigma in global operations, reverse logistics in the electronics waste industry, green information systems for sustainability, an empirical review of long term electricity demand forecasts for Turkey, the structural development of an effective medical waste and hazardous waste management systems, and remanufacturing as an added value produce recovery strategy.

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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 lie in the methodological development of multivariate techniques such as Clustering and Multidimensional Scaling and novel applications into fields including global competitiveness, CRM and technology management and environmental management. He has taught Statistics, CRM & Data Mining, and Global Aspects of Management courses, among others, at both graduate and undergraduate levels. He is an associate editor and editorial board member of the 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 has edited a book titled Developing Sustainable Value in Marketing Finance and Economics which was published by IGI Global in 2015. He is a member of the Classification Society (CS), the Society for the Study of Business and Finance (SSBF) and the Turkish National Committee on Solid Waste Management (TNCSW).