Understanding Planned Obsolescence : Unsustainability Through Production, Consumption and Waste Generation Paperback / softback
Edited by Kamila Pope
Planned obsolescence is a strategy used to make products obsolete, leading to their premature replacement.
The result is the over-exploitation of natural resources, increased waste and detrimental social impacts.
It is a known practice in consumer electronics and affects other industries as they put profit before consequence. A ground-breaking new book, Understanding Planned Obsolescence looks at the causes, cost and impact of planned obsolescence.
It considers the legal and economic frameworks to overcome the practice and how to mitigate its effects.
It also unearths new patterns of production and consumption highlighting more sustainable development models.
Including a wide range of case studies from Europe, USA and South America, Understanding Planned Obsolescence is a vital step forward for the future of business and academia alike.
Online resources now available include chapter-by-chapter lecturer slides.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/01/2017
- Category: Production & quality control management
- ISBN: 9780749478056