Determining effective criteria on sustainable development of fluting paper making industry

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Majid Azizi Nemat Mohebbi Mohammad Azadfallah


Fluting paper industry seems to be significant from environmental view point. Accordingly, study on sustainable development criteria in this sector of Iran’s industry is regarded as a national necessity. The intent of the current study is to determine and prioritize the indices affecting sustainable development of Iran’s fluting paper industry by benefiting from Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) method. After the conducted investigations, 55 indices were identified and categories in eight general groups namely, technical & human, cultural-social, economic, materials & products, rules and regulations, environmental, infrastructure and sale & marketing . Analytical Hierarchy Process was applied in the form of adjusting and distributing questionnaires among professional experts. Results show that the highest priorities for attaining sustainable development in this industry respectively belong to sub-criteria of economic stability increase in the country, a continuous relation between university and industry, privatization, training man force, paper recycling, foreign investment, increasing productivity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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AZIZI, Majid; MOHEBBI, Nemat; AZADFALLAH, Mohammad. Determining effective criteria on sustainable development of fluting paper making industry. Economics, Management and Sustainability, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 20-28, nov. 2018. ISSN 2520-6303. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 dec. 2018. doi:


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