Modeling Sustainability in Product Development and Commercialization

  title={Modeling Sustainability in Product Development and Commercialization},
  author={R. C. Carlson and D. Rafinejad},
  journal={Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society},
  pages={478 - 485}
In this article, the authors present the framework of a model that integrates strategic product development decisions with the product's impact on future conditions of resources and the environment. The impact of a product on stocks of nonrenewable sources and sinks is linked in a feedback loop to the cost of manufacturing and using the product and to the end-users' preference for a sustainable product. Two product development scenarios are analyzed to illustrate the model's capabilities. These… Expand
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