Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies

Socio-Behavioral Life Cycle Approaches

edited by Nora Savage , Michael E. Gorman and Anita Street

342 pages, 153.00 x 229.00 mm, 3 Color & 16 B/W

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814411004
  • Published: May 2013

  • eBook - PDF
  • ISBN: 9789814411011

Traditional life cycle analysis (LCA) methodologies are concerned largely with public health and environmental impacts from material, product, process, or activity aspects.  The underlying premise of this book is that a more effective approach towards life cycle considerations for emerging materials and technologies should include a wider range of perspectives and disciplines. The authors suggest that a need exists for a more holistic approach that incorporates societal and behavioral dimensions. The effectiveness, as well as the acceptance or adoption, of a technology depends on prevalent context, materials, supply chain, governance structures, and societal norms or cultural behaviors.