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.
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jun 2016|
|Event||23rd European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference - Trondheim, Norway|
Duration: 21 Jun 2016 → …
|Conference||23rd European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference|
|Period||21/06/16 → …|
- Circular economy
- circular supply chains
- restorative capabilities
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, .