Environmental Sciences

Sustainable Development - Authoritative and Leading Edge Content for Environmental Management

Edited by Sime Curkovic, ISBN 978-953-51-0682-1, 600 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published August 01, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2562

In recent years the topic of environmental management has become very common. In sustainable development conditions, central and local governments much more often notice the need of acting in ways that diminish negative impact on environment. Environmental management may take place on many different levels - starting from global level, e.g. climate changes, through national and regional level (environmental policy) and ending on micro level. This publication shows many examples of environmental management. The diversity of presented aspects within environmental management and approaching the subject from the perspective of various countries contributes greatly to the development of environmental management field of research.

Dr. Sime Curkovic

Western Michigan University, United States of America

Dr. Sime Curkovic is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at Western Michigan University. He received his undergraduate degree in Management Systems from Kettering University and his Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University. Dr. Curkovic has taught several courses in sourcing, operations, logistics, process, environmental, and multinational management. His research interests include environmentally responsible manufacturing, green purchasing, total quality management, supply chain management, and integrated global strategic sourcing. Dr. Curkovic's publications have appeared in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, the Decision Sciences Journal, the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, the International Journal of Production Research, the Journal of Quality Management, the Journal of Operations Management, and the International Journal of Production Economics. His professional memberships include ASQ, APICS, DSI, INFORMS, ISM, and POMS. Dr. Curkovic's previous work experiences were with General Motors in the midwest, Mexico, and Germany. His dissertation on the relationship between Total Quality Management and Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing has been given the following awards: 1) The APICS Educational Foundation Edward & Marion Plossl Fellowship; 2) The Richard J. Lewis Quality of Excellence Award; and 3) The National Decision Sciences Institute Buffa Doctoral Dissertation. Dr. Curkovic’s previous research and consulting experiences have been with: Denso, Asmo, Dana, Lear, JCI, Steelcase, Benteler, Kellogg, Stryker, Eaton, Whirlpool, GM, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, Harley-Davidson, John Deere, Rolls Royce, Borg Warner, Bosch, Honda, Tektronics, and Cargill. Dr. Curkovic is a born U.S. citizen of Croatian descent.

Experience

Education

  • 1984 – 1987

    Potterville High School, Potterville

  • 1993 - 1998

    Steven A. Melnyk, Michigan State University, East Lansing

    Marketing and Supply Chain Management

  • 1993 – 1998

    Steven A. Melnyk, Michigan State University, East Lansing

    Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Edited Books

  • Sustainable Development - Authoritative and Leading Edge Content for Environmental Management

    In recent years the topic of environmental management has become very common. In sustainable development conditions, central and local governments much more often notice the need of acting in ways that diminish negative impact on environment. Environmental management may take place on many different levels - starting from global level, e.g. climate changes, through national and regional level (environmental policy) and ending on micro level. This publication shows many examples of environmental management. The diversity of presented aspects within environmental management and approaching the subject from the perspective of various countries contributes greatly to the development of environmental management field of research.