The topic of sustainability is becoming one of the strongest drivers of change in the market- place by transforming into an element of competitiveness and an integral part of business strategy. Particularly in the manufacturing sector, a key role is played by technological innovations that allow companies to minimize the impact of their business on the environment and contribute to enhancing the value of the societies in which they operate. Technological process can be a lever to generate sustainable behaviors, confirming how innovation and sustainability constitute an increasingly close pair. However, it emerges that the nature of this relationship is explored by researchers and con- sidered by practitioners almost exclusively in terms of the degree of sustainability of technological solutions. Lacking is an in-depth exploration of how a product or process, in addition to being environmentally and socio-economically sustainable, must or can also be technologically sustainable. This research therefore aims to build a theoretical foundation for technological sustainability seen as a possible fourth dimension of sustainable development.

Technological Sustainability or Sustainable Technology? A Multidimensional Vision of Sustainability in Manufacturing / Vacchi, Marco; Siligardi, Cristina; Demaria, Fabio; Cedillo Gonzalez, Erika Iveth; González-Sánchez, Rocío; Settembre-Blundo, Davide. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 13:17(2021), pp. 1-18. [10.3390/su13179942]

Technological Sustainability or Sustainable Technology? A Multidimensional Vision of Sustainability in Manufacturing

Marco Vacchi
;
Cristina Siligardi
;
Fabio Demaria
;
Erika Iveth Cedillo-González
;
2021

Abstract

The topic of sustainability is becoming one of the strongest drivers of change in the market- place by transforming into an element of competitiveness and an integral part of business strategy. Particularly in the manufacturing sector, a key role is played by technological innovations that allow companies to minimize the impact of their business on the environment and contribute to enhancing the value of the societies in which they operate. Technological process can be a lever to generate sustainable behaviors, confirming how innovation and sustainability constitute an increasingly close pair. However, it emerges that the nature of this relationship is explored by researchers and con- sidered by practitioners almost exclusively in terms of the degree of sustainability of technological solutions. Lacking is an in-depth exploration of how a product or process, in addition to being environmentally and socio-economically sustainable, must or can also be technologically sustainable. This research therefore aims to build a theoretical foundation for technological sustainability seen as a possible fourth dimension of sustainable development.
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Technological Sustainability or Sustainable Technology? A Multidimensional Vision of Sustainability in Manufacturing / Vacchi, Marco; Siligardi, Cristina; Demaria, Fabio; Cedillo Gonzalez, Erika Iveth; González-Sánchez, Rocío; Settembre-Blundo, Davide. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 13:17(2021), pp. 1-18. [10.3390/su13179942]
Vacchi, Marco; Siligardi, Cristina; Demaria, Fabio; CEDILLO GONZALEZ, ERIKA IVETH; González-Sánchez, Rocío; Settembre-Blundo, Davide
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