Title: A comparative study of US and international sustainability

Authors: John Wang; Ruiliang Yan; Bin Zhou

Addresses: Department of Information and Operations Management, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043, USA ' Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Commerce, TX 75428, USA ' College of Business, University of Houston-Downtown, 320 North Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002, USA

Abstract: Sustainability is the key to finding solutions to problems facing the Earth such as insufficient access to food, environmental degradation, declining natural resources, vanishing forests and deteriorating communities. Sustainable development is a common challenge for the global community, which has become a widely recognised goal for human society. This paper compares the sustainability of USA with other 20 countries. The mathematical comparison was completed using a statistical and simulation model to compare and analyse the five categories across each country.

Keywords: economic sustainability; health sustainability; social sustainability; environmental sustainability; simulation; sustainable development; USA; United States.

DOI: 10.1504/IJADS.2013.052630

International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, 2013 Vol.6 No.1, pp.15 - 34

Published online: 28 Nov 2013 *

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