Authors: Paola Fantini, David Opresnik, Marta Pinzone, and Marco Taisch
IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2015 (Polimi), 07-09/09/2015, Tokyo, Japan

Our understanding of the interplay between product-services and social sustainability is still very limited. This paper sheds light on the interconnections between social sustainability and product-services throughout their life-cycle, and identifies a set of common topics and practices to be investigated by experts of Advances in Production Management Systems. In doing so, the paper sets the stage for future efforts aimed at exploiting the opportunities identified and exploring new synergies between product-services and social sustainability.

Date of publication: 18/08/2015