Facultad de Ingeniería Ensenada
Universidad Autónoma de Baja CaliforniaEnsenada, Baja California México.
The purpose of this research was to detect, under a systemic approach, the key variables that affected an environmental program, namely the waste management program of the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico. The analysis was done through a case study. The variables considered in this study were: the sustainability trends in higher education, the waste management system in Mexico, leadership, structure and culture focused on pro-environmental behavior. For the analysis of the first two variables the concepts of task and general environments, networks and historical elements were used. Fiedler’s Contingency Model and transformational leadership theories were used to analyze leadership; Mintzberg’s division of organizational forms and Lam’s model were used to analyze structure; factors such as waste policies and information , were used to analyze some aspects of pro-environmental behavior.
Prof.dr. J.M. Cramer
October 19th, 2006