The feasibility of an environmental auditing system for chinese manufacturing industry: a systemic approach


Ellis, R.K., Weihua, J. and Warren, L. (1996) The feasibility of an environmental auditing system for chinese manufacturing industry: a systemic approach. In, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 1996. USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 3015-3020. (doi:10.1109/ICSMC.1996.561445).

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The economic success experienced since the 1978 reform in China has been encouraging. Further development and progress of Chinese manufacturing industry is essential to the provision of opportunities for the future stability and prosperity of the Chinese nation. However, this process of industrialisation and modernisation may involve a cost to future generations in terms of the impact upon the natural environment. Hence, there is an urgent need to effectively manage the modernisation of manufacturing industry with particular regard to environmental protection, such that the consequential damage to the natural environment is minimised. This paper advocates the idea of utilising a western systems approach to enquire into the feasibility of a systems-based environmental auditing system, the aim of which is to monitor the practices of the management of environmental issues in manufacturing industry. The suggested modern Western systems approach is that of total systems intervention for its complementary and informed use of various systems methodologies.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 0780332806 (hardback)
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Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Management
ePrint ID: 47230
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:31
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47230

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