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dc.contributor.authorEngez, Anil
dc.contributor.authorRanta, Valtteri
dc.contributor.authorAarikka-Stenroos, Leena
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-17T09:15:59Z
dc.date.available2022-02-17T09:15:59Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-17
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/78310
dc.description.abstractTechnology and business developers are increasingly focusing on innovation development that can improve resource efficiency, which can enable them to pursue competitive advantage through environmental sustainability. The circular economy (CE) needs extensive and diverse innovation that promotes material circulation and waste reduction based on reduce-reuse-recycle principles. Therefore, this chapter aims to uncover several types of CE innovations, the sustainability issues they target, and the pursued benefits. It employs an explorative multiple-case analysis strategy and maps 27 innovative CE offerings by various companies. The study develops a detailed categorization of the following main CE innovation types: novel recycled materials (product innovations), sustainable production processes (process innovations), services for lengthening product lifecycles (service innovations), and business models for reusing and sharing products (business model innovations). Such categorization can guide managers in (re-)designing value propositions and business models in line with sustainable development goals.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationKJDen_US
dc.subject.otherCircular economyen_US
dc.subject.otherInnovationen_US
dc.titleHow innovations catalyse the circular economy: building a map of circular economy innovation types from a multiple-case studyen_US
dc.typechapter
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
oapen.identifier.doi10.4337/9781800373099.00026en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy01ceac28-75b4-492a-8eec-f9b98bc6b28c
oapen.relation.isbn9781800373082en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800373099en_US
oapen.place.publicationCheltenham, Gloucestershire, UKen_US


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