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Title: Fostering systematic eco-innovation in an industrial symbiosis environment using DEMATEL

Authors: K. Jayakrishna; Vimal K.E.K.; Medha Vibha; Shubham Jain; Asela K. Kulatunga

Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, India ' School of Mechanical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, India ' School of Mechanical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, India ' School of Mechanical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, India ' Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Abstract: In today's rapidly changing and evolving world, industrial symbiosis acts as an important strategy for the development of any organisation. Industrial symbiosis helps different organisations to pool their resources, discuss their problems, their merits-demerits and also to share their profit. This study was conducted with the objective of understanding the key parameters to enhance the organisational performance in an industrial symbiotic setup. This study collected information from the sugar mill industry, and paper mill and cement industries in Tamil Nadu, India. Decision making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) method was used to visualise the impact of different attributes on the company. On the basis of DEMATEL approach solid waste management was identified as a critical area and the organisations need to focus on solid waste management to improve the efficiency in terms of eco-innovation and industrial symbiosis.

Keywords: multiple attribute decision making; DEMATEL; criteria interaction; visualise; sustainability; eco-innovation; industrial symbiosis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2020.104314

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2020 Vol.34 No.1, pp.20 - 42

Received: 19 Sep 2017
Accepted: 04 Mar 2018

Published online: 03 Jan 2020 *

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