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Doctoral Seminar Sustainable Operations Management

Course code
ELEC842
Course type
Doctoral Program Lecture
Weekly Hours
2,0
ECTS
3
Term
HS 2021
Language
Englisch
Lecturers
Juniorprof. Dr. Marjolein Elize Buisman
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.

Sustainability is playing an increasing role in Operations Management. The quantification of environmental impacts as well as their consideration in quantitative operations management methods often leads to complex multi-objective optimization problems.

The objectives of this course are:

  • Understanding various aspects of sustainability for businesses
  • Understanding the selected quantitative and qualitative methods for incorporating sustainability aspects in operations management decision making
  • Following the recent trends in environmentally and socially responsible supply chain chains
  • Ability to judge other work in this area and identify new research directions
Date Time
Monday, 25.10.2021 08:00 - 23:59
Thursday, 28.10.2021 08:00 - 18:45
Tuesday, 14.12.2021 08:00 - 18:45
The examination consists of extending an academic paper on sustainable operations management field. The extension could be in terms of analytical treatment of the material (e.g. incorporating carbon emission constraints to the analysis), numerical treatment of the material (e.g. extending the numerical experiments to a different setting), or an extensive literature study on the material (e.g. categorizing and discussing the existing literature based on the methodologies followed, identifying possible research directions). The paper should not exceed 10 pages and its format should follow that of the scientific papers.
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