Incorporating case studies into the university courses to heighten awareness about greenhouse gas emissions for a product from seed to supermarket

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2015) Incorporating case studies into the university courses to heighten awareness about greenhouse gas emissions for a product from seed to supermarket. In: 2015 International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences (TISSS 2015), 2-4 Dec 2015, Tokyo, Japan.

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Abstract

This paper presents a practical way of incorporating awareness about the greenhouse gas emissions into tertiary courses. A tertiary course on Supply Chain Management was selected for this purpose. A specially designed case study was provided to the students. The main aim of this case study was to encourage students to trace back the main processes involved in making a product with the purpose of identifying and reducing the energy consumptions in different stages. The case study was undertaken with guidance and feedback. Students were asked to engage in a threaded online discussion on the course discussion group. The suggested solutions were complemented with the necessary feeback and comments and then they were made available to all students to view.
The outcome, based on the students’ solution demonstrated their understanding of the systematical ways of identification and reduction of the processes which contribute to generation of greenhouse gas emissions.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence preventing display of Accepted version.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 02:50
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 01:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: greenhouse, emissions, sustainable, supply chain, education
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28167

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