Maximising Operational Management, Energy Usage, and Emission Reduction within the Chinese and UK Retail Sectors: A Comparison Study
Wei, Hongliang (2008) Maximising Operational Management, Energy Usage, and Emission Reduction within the Chinese and UK Retail Sectors: A Comparison Study. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
Taking up the fight to save the environment has become a serious issue around the world. As such, retail organisations around the world look to their operation management and strategic frameworks to develop a programme that saves energy and reduces emissions, minimising their carbon footprint. The aim of this research is to compare the operation management strategies for energy savings and emission reduction between Western and Chinese retail companies, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Costco, Carrefour, Gome, IKEA, and others that illustrate both the challenges of and solutions for becoming more environmental responsibility. An additional aim is to focus on how the links within supply chain relationships impact the maximisation of energy and emissions savings in terms of how these relationships are handled. The last aim is to present a number of recommendations that could help Chinese retail companies. To achieve these aims, a number of ideas will be considered within the literature review as well as in the primary research, including face-to-face interview and surveys of both Chinese and UK retailers.
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