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Product design and business model strategies for a circular economy

Bocken, Nancy M.P. LU ; de Pauw, Ingrid; Bakker, Conny and van der Grinten, Bram (2016) In Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering 33(5). p.308-320
Abstract

The transition within business from a linear to a circular economy brings with it a range of practical challenges for companies. The following question is addressed: What are the product design and business model strategies for companies that want to move to a circular economy model? This paper develops a framework of strategies to guide designers and business strategists in the move from a linear to a circular economy. Building on Stahel, the terminology of slowing, closing, and narrowing resource loops is introduced. A list of product design strategies, business model strategies, and examples for key decision-makers in businesses is introduced, to facilitate the move to a circular economy. This framework also opens up a future... (More)

The transition within business from a linear to a circular economy brings with it a range of practical challenges for companies. The following question is addressed: What are the product design and business model strategies for companies that want to move to a circular economy model? This paper develops a framework of strategies to guide designers and business strategists in the move from a linear to a circular economy. Building on Stahel, the terminology of slowing, closing, and narrowing resource loops is introduced. A list of product design strategies, business model strategies, and examples for key decision-makers in businesses is introduced, to facilitate the move to a circular economy. This framework also opens up a future research agenda for the circular economy.

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Circular business model, circular design, circularity, closed loop, sustainability
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Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering
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33
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5
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13 pages
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Taylor & Francis
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2168-1015
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10.1080/21681015.2016.1172124
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  author       = {Bocken, Nancy M.P. and de Pauw, Ingrid and Bakker, Conny and van der Grinten, Bram},
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  keyword      = {Circular business model,circular design,circularity,closed loop,sustainability},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {07},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {308--320},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering},
  title        = {Product design and business model strategies for a circular economy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21681015.2016.1172124},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2016},
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