Mobile phones: social impacts during the use phase
- Elisabeth Ekener, Elena Mokeeva
- Corresponding Author
- Elisabeth Ekener
Available Online August 2016.
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- Social life cycle assessment, use phase modeling, ICT, mobile phones, grounded theory, the day reconstruction method.
- Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) is a technique for as-sessing social impacts throughout the life cycle of a product, aiming to predict and improve social conditions of affected stakeholders. LCA requires a comprehensive approach, i.e. covering all phases of a product life cycle, however an ap-proach for addressing the use phase in S-LCA is still under development and has been excluded in the majority of S-LCA studies. The primary objective of this study is to develop a methodological approach for assessing social impacts in the use phase, which would complement the existing S-LCA method. ICT is in the focus of this study, and particularly mobile phones, as our secondary objective is to contribute to the knowledge on sustainability impacts of ICT and the enabling potential of ICT.
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TY - CONF AU - Elisabeth Ekener AU - Elena Mokeeva PY - 2016/08 DA - 2016/08 TI - Mobile phones: social impacts during the use phase BT - ICT for Sustainability 2016 PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-16.2016.33 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-16.2016.33 ID - Ekener2016/08 ER -