Circular Economy, Ethical Funds, and Engineering Projects

Edited by
January 2020
298 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03928-252-4 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03928-253-1 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Circular Economy, Ethical Funds, and Engineering Projects that was published in

Business & Economics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities
This special issue provides a collection of 15 papers with modern theories and applications for circular economy, engineering projects, entrepreneurship models, and investor decisions. After the commencing review on Occupational Health and Safety Management-Systems Standards, follow papers which can be classified into four categories which cover the overall scope of special issue. The first category includes papers regarding the micro-level of circular economy. This means case studies in firm-level which implement different techniques to achieve sustainable development and circular economy goals. The findings reveal interesting achievements which are associated with cultural characteristics of the countries these case studies have been conducted. The second category of papers refers to the meso-level of circular economy where firms cooperate with each other by exchanging byproducts and organizing common operational procedures and routines to address environmental problems. The findings suggest assessment information technology tools to support industrial symbiosis among European firms. The next body of literature encompasses macro-level where circular economy techniques are implemented at a country level. Findings suggest methodologies for implementing and tracking circular economy in cities. Finally, a number of papers are included that focus on advanced engineering techniques. These techniques are useful tools for achieving circular economy and sustainability.
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cost prediction of substation project; Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition; Cuckoo Search; Support Vector Machines; climate change; adaptation; manufacturing firms; strategic management; action theory; Value-at-Risk; probabilistic alternative approach; Theory of Inventive Problem Solving; Project Definition Rating Index; optimal project profitability; prefabrication housing production; planning and control; critical success factors; China; CCPM; piping construction; material procurement management; resource competition; buffer management; PERT/CPM; stochastic simulation; construction delay; corporate philanthropy; information transfer; political connections; social capital; social network; social network centrality; sustainability; circular economy; investments; sources of funding; SME; sustainable economy; smart city; sustainable city; smart governance; drivers; Occupational Health and Safety (OHS); sustainability; Management Standards; emergy analysis; pollution impact; resource consumption; steel production; sustainable development; Industrial symbiosis; IT tools; research and innovation projects; risk assessment; Fuzzy TOPSIS; construction safety; PRAT method; sustainability; value of travel time savings; fuzzy logic; rule-based systems; transport project evaluation; cost benefit analysis; traffic congestion; transport planning; circular economy; urbanization; framework; indicators; circular city; Life cycle assessment (LCA); carbon footprint; renewable energy systems; photovoltaics; solar thermal collectors