Sustainable planning of WEEE recycling innovation strategies

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    This paper develops a new approach to sustainable planning of WEEE recycling innovation strategies for meeting the best sustainable innovation interests of a WEEE management company. A fuzzy multi-attribute decision making algorithm is used to evaluate the to-be implemented innovation strategies in terms of their readiness levels on identified sustainability-related key risk factors (SRFs) under the environmental, economic, and social dimensions. A series of optimal weighting models are developed to determine the optimal weights for the three sustainability dimensions and their associated SRFs, with consideration of the company's subjective weighting preferences under its current operational settings. In practice, the sustainable planning approach provides WEEE management companies with a proactive mechanism for planning their innovation implementation in a sustainable manner. An empirical study on a leading WEEE management company is conducted to illustrate how the approach works.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 11th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2016)
    Subtitle of host publicationHefei, China, 5-7 June 2016
    EditorsWenxiang Xie, Cungang Hu, Weihai Chen
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781467386449
    ISBN (Print)9781467386456
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2016
    EventIEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications 2016 - Hefei Swan Lake Hotel, Hefei Anhui, China
    Duration: 5 Jun 20167 Jun 2016
    Conference number: 11th (Proceedings)


    ConferenceIEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications 2016
    Abbreviated titleICIEA 2016
    CityHefei Anhui
    Internet address


    • Sustainability
    • WEEE
    • Innovation readiness
    • Multiattribute decision making
    • Optimization

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