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Title: Exploring SME perceptions of sustainable product service systems
Authors: Hernandez-Pardo, Ricardo J.
Bhamra, T.A.
Bhamra, Ran S.
Keywords: Business development
Design process
Information and communication technology (ICT)
Product service systems (PSS)
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: HERNANDEZ-PARDO, R.J., BHAMRA, T.A. and BHAMRA, R.S., 2013. Exploring SME perceptions of sustainable product service systems. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 60 (3), pp. 483 - 495.
Abstract: This paper explores the perception of a group of Colombian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) towards sustainable product service systems (PSS) development. There is currently much interest in the area of PSS; however, studies of sustainable PSS involving SMEs are lacking. The purpose of this research was to identify those organizational aspects that can contribute to develop sustainable PSS in SMEs. Four main areas were explored: sustainable awareness, use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), design process, and business strategy. This study was carried out in cooperation with the Colombian Ministry of ICTs and highlights their desire to find new routes to encourage transformation of companies toward competitive and sustainable industrial sectors. A significant finding is that the integration between design process and ICTs appears to be a key mechanism in developing sustainable PSS in SMEs. Finally, further work in this field of research is discussed and highlighted.
Description: This article was published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management [© IEEE]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2012.2215961. © 2013 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/TEM.2012.2215961
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13109
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2012.2215961
ISSN: 0018-9391
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