Environmental management: A management theory and modeling approach

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The disposal of hazardous wastes creates major economic and environmental problems for both developed and developing nations. One productive use of hazardous wastes is to blend them into fuel, which mitigates damage to the environment by recycling waste into fuel and reducing fossil-fuel consumption. This research uses management theory to inform and develop an optimization model that blends hazardous waste into fuel. The theory of swift and even flow provides a basis for the model formulation. A real-world case study at a cement kiln illustrates the effectiveness of this approach, where the implementation followed principles of sociotechnical theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2003
Event34th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Nov 22 2003Nov 25 2003


Other34th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture


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