Achieving sustainability through service operations design: the role of systems thinking
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Conference Paper

This paper investigates the impact of applying systems thinking approach to service operations design on the Triple Bottom Lines (TBL) of sustainability. A survey was conducted with 95 service organizations that have implemented the systems thinking approach into their service operations. Using the Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) technique, results confirmed that systems thinking implementation in service operations has significant impact on the environmental and social dimensions of sustainability (p<0.05), but has no significant effect on the economic dimension. This is the first study empirically investigating the impact of systems thinking approach on the TBL of sustainability in service departments.

Conference Title
25th Annual EurOMA International Conference
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Conference Date
June 24, 2018 - June 26, 2018
Conference Sponsor
Palgrave Macmillan, EurOMA Association
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