Unlocking circular business: A framework of barriers and drivers

Nina Tura, Jyri Hanski, Tuomas Ahola, Matias Ståhle, Sini Piiparinen, Pasi Valkokari

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    Abstract

    Circular economy increasingly attracts the interest of business, policy makers and academia in the search for answers to sustainability challenges. While earlier studies have presented drivers that support the introduction of new business concepts for circular economy, as well as barriers that hinder the rate of innovation in the field, no systematic categorizations of such factors have been brought forward. Drawing on current literature, a framework of drivers and barriers is introduced, including seven distinct areas: environmental, economic, social, political and institutional, technological and informational, supply chain, and organizational factors. The appearance and content of these areas in practice have been examined in four case organizations by conducting thirty-six qualitative, semi-structured interviews. Empirical illustrations of the potential barriers and drivers provide managerial implications for better execution of circular business.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages90-98
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
    Volume212
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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    environmental economics
    Industry
    innovation
    sustainability
    Supply chains
    Sustainable development
    Innovation
    Economics
    economy
    Circular economy
    rate
    business policy
    Supply chain
    Organizational factors
    Factors
    Politicians
    Structured interview
    Sustainability
    New business
    Business concept

    Keywords

    • Barrier
    • Business model
    • Circular economy
    • Driver
    • Sustainability
    • Sustainable business

    OKM Publication Types

    • A1 Refereed journal article

    OKM Open Access Status

    • 0 Not Open Access

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
    • Environmental Science(all)
    • Strategy and Management
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Tura, Nina ; Hanski, Jyri ; Ahola, Tuomas ; Ståhle, Matias ; Piiparinen, Sini ; Valkokari, Pasi. / Unlocking circular business : A framework of barriers and drivers. In: Journal of Cleaner Production. 2019 ; Vol. 212. pp. 90-98.
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