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Managing environmentally driven change - a movement from reactive to proactive behaviour

Publication Type:

Journal article


International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management





Environmental change has been driven by several incentives in manufacturing companies, for many decades. But there is a strong need to do more in respect of sustainable development. A literature review is presented here to explore what has been driving environmental change: the concepts of a regulatory approach towards integration into quality management systems, and lean concepts. A future trend that is moving towards resource availability and the earth’s capacity is identified, and to meet the future requirements in a proactive manner, skills in sustainable development, combining environmental, social and economic targets, can be a crucial factor for success for a manufacturing company. Links between success factors in change management literature and sustainability approaches are developed to support manufacturing companies in identifying their position on the movement.


author = {Anna Sann{\"o} and Anders Fundin and Lina St{\aa}lberg},
title = {Managing environmentally driven change - a movement from reactive to proactive behaviour},
isbn = { },
editor = { },
volume = {18},
number = {2/3},
pages = {347--363},
month = {February},
year = {2016},
journal = {International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management},
publisher = {Inderscience},
url = {}