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March 28, 2010 / or4green


Not all new, but potentially some interesting material…

Hybrid or electric vehicles? A real options perspective
by Nishihara Michi in Operations Research Letters, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 26 November 2009. Free version is available here.

A strategic and tactical model for closed-loop supply chains

by Maria Isabel Gomes Salema, Ana Paula Barbosa Póvoa, and Augusto Q. Novais
in OR Spectrum, Volume 31, Number 3 / June, 2009
Includes a case study.

Toward some operational principles of sustainable development
by Herman E. Daly in Ecological Economics, Volume (Year): 2 (1990), Issue (Month): 1 (April) Pages: 1-6.
Highly cited paper.

Games with Exhaustible Resources
by R. Sircar, C. Harris & S. Howison, August 2009
Understanding exhausting oil using a game theoretic approach. Described in Jan/Feb 09 issue of SIAM News.

Sometimes the list of papers citing an interesting paper has some good finds. This Google Scholar page lists a number of papers having to do with computer power saving. They cite the paper Idleness is not sloth by R. Golding et al from a 1995 USENIX conference proceedings.

Lastly, a couple of journals with some relevant material are:
The International Journal of Sustainable Society. Interesting sounding recent paper: An eco-efficiency analysis of the snowboard manufacturing industry

Natural Resource Modeling. Current issue (Feb 2010) has a paper applying MCDM (multi-criteria decision making) to organic coffee production. The journal is associated with a Resource Modeling Association.

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