Life cycle thinking in small and medium enterprises: the results of research on the implementation of life cycle tools in Polish SMEs—Part 3: LCC-related aspects

Jarosław Selech , Katarzyna Joachimiak-Lechman , Zbigniew Klos , Joanna Kulczycka , Przemysław Kurczewski


This article is the third of a series of articles presenting the results of research on the implementation of life cycle management tools in small- and medium-sized companies in Poland. The purpose of the three-part series of articles is to present the results of research on the implementation of life cycle tools in Polish small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This work is part of a project financed by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PAED) which began in February 2011. It was carried out by the Wielkopolska Quality Institute—a business environment institution associated with the Polish Centre for LCA (PCLCA). The main practical objective of the project was to support SMEs in their business development, e.g. by expanding their horizons beyond the sphere of their operation and identifying new areas for the improvement and promotion of the products and services on offer. The specific objective of the analysis involving the assessment of life-cycle costs of products and services was an attempt to answer the question to determine whether the assessment carried out in accordance with the life-cycle cost (LCC) methodology is a good tool for cost management in this type of business. Part 3 describes the results of studies on the assessment of the implementation of LCC in SMEs conducted in 50 companies involved in the project.
Author Jarosław Selech - Politechnika Poznańska
Jarosław Selech,,
, Katarzyna Joachimiak-Lechman (WT / KEJ) - [Politechnika Poznańska]
Katarzyna Joachimiak-Lechman,,
- Department of Standardized Management Systems
- Politechnika Poznańska
, Zbigniew Klos - Politechnika Poznańska (PP)
Zbigniew Klos,,
, Joanna Kulczycka - AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH)
Joanna Kulczycka,,
, Przemysław Kurczewski - Politechnika Poznańska
Przemysław Kurczewski,,
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, ISSN 0948-3349, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2014
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishCost aspects, Implementation LC, perspective SMEs
ASJC Classification2300 General Environmental Science
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 05-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 40.0, 05-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 3; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 1.78; WoS Impact Factor: 2014 = 3.988 (2) - 2014=4.378 (5)
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