Business models in the circular economy and the enabling role of supply chains

Luciano Batista, Michael Bourlakis, Roger Maull

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Abstract

Despite the growing recognition of the benefits promoted by new business initiatives in the circular economy, little is currently understood about the eco-innovative features of the new business models in this context and the enabling role of related supply chains. This conceptual paper introduces some conceptual propositions that provide useful theoretical foundations for a better characterisation of the restorative capabilities of business models in the circular economy. Conceptual aspects characterising circular supply chain configurations are also discussed. The theoretical concepts are illustrated by a brief presentation of business model cases that provide real-life examples of circular economy practice.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2016
Event23rd European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 21 Jun 2016 → …
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Conference23rd European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference
Period21/06/16 → …
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Keywords

  • Circular economy
  • circular supply chains
  • restorative capabilities

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    Batista, L., Bourlakis, M., & Maull, R. (2016). Business models in the circular economy and the enabling role of supply chains. Paper presented at 23rd European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference, .