Development strategies for closing the loop: the roles of the major economies in the transition towards circular economy

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Abstract

This paper investigates the key development trends related to the transition towards the circular economy and the roles of the major economies in this transition. Answers are sought for through analysing research articles, business papers and conference proceedings. Emerging technology areas and national emphases are identified by using a generative probabilistic model, latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA). The analysis covers altogether about 10,000 references. We divide the references into four stages in the circular economy process: raw material production/collection and energy use; product design and manufacturing; product use; and end-of-first-life and closing the loop. The results from publication analysis are presented for China, European Union and the USA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Design and Manufacturing 2019
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, KES-SDM 19
EditorsPeter Ball, Luisa Huaccho Huatuco, Robert J. Howlett, Rossi Setchi
PublisherSpringer
Chapter23
Pages263-279
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-13-9271-9
ISBN (Print)978-981-13-9270-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event6th KES International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, KES-SDM 2019 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 4 Jun 20195 Jun 2019

Publication series

SeriesSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume155
ISSN2190-3018

Conference

Conference6th KES International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, KES-SDM 2019
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period4/06/195/06/19

Keywords

  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Circular business models
  • Circular economy

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