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ECODESIGN INTEGRATION IN SMEs - PROPOSAL FOR A KNOW-HOW APPROPRIATION METHOD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DESIGN

Abstract : The rising societal concerns about environmental issues result in particular in an increasing lawful pressure on the industrial world. The products from the consumer society are at the origin of the generalized phenomenon of degradation of the environment. For this reason, ecodesign represents for the companies the "natural" process to assume their role in the safeguarding of the resources and the environment. However, the european state of the art on ecodesign in the companies shows that the taking into account of the environmental constraints in the product design, although industrial reality, is still an emergent issue. Because of the volume of products they represent, and of the difficulties they have to integrate all new constraint that they do not consider strategic, SMEs must constitute a priority target for the integration of ecodesign. The problems of ecodesign integration in the companies find its origin, on the one hand in an environmental cultural gap, on the other hand in the fact that, the ecodesign tools having been developed apart from the industrial world, the organizational aspects of integration were not considered. We thus propose in this study an ecodesign integration method - the MAIECO method - allowing, through an organizational learning process, an organizational change management in the company, and aiming at the appropriation by this one of its own ecodesign approach. This method lies in particular on an original tool for environmental analysis of the products - the ATEP tool - allowing the participating members of the company to acquire the minimal basis of environmental knowledge during the analysis phase of the ecodesign process.
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Stéphane Le Pochat. ECODESIGN INTEGRATION IN SMEs - PROPOSAL FOR A KNOW-HOW APPROPRIATION METHOD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DESIGN. Humanities and Social Sciences. Arts et Métiers ParisTech, 2005. English. ⟨NNT : 2005ENAM0021⟩. ⟨pastel-00001708⟩

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