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

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2016) Incorporating case studies into the university courses to heighten awareness about greenhouse gas emissions for a product from seed to supermarket. International Journal of Business and General Management, 5 (2). pp. 21-26. ISSN 2319-2267

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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: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. International Academy of Science, Technology and Engineering. Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 04:23
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 04:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: greenhouse, emissions, sustainable, supply chain, education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
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/28388

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