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Aston University public lecture
Could small and medium sized organisations be both lean and green?
by Professor Prasanta Dey
Tuesday 19th January 2016, 6.30pm
Sumpner Lecture Theatre, 6th Floor, Main Building, Aston University, B4 7ET.
Free to attend and open to all
About the speaker
Prasanta Dey is Professor in Operations and Information Management at Aston University Business School.
About the lecture
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) make up around 90% of the world’s businesses and they employ 50-60% of the world’s population. SMEs are commonly recognised as making large contributions to the global economy and result in many social benefits. However, they also exert considerable pressure on the environment, not individually, but collectively. Available research suggests that SMEs are responsible for more than 50% of the industrial pollution in the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, sustainability of SMEs supply chain in both developed and developing countries is questionable.
This lecture will explore the challenges faced in improving the sustainability of SMEs in both developed and developing countries and the research currently being carried out to address this issue through better supply chain management.
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