Reverse supply chain relation to circular economy

Jukka Hemilä, Erik Sandberg, Rudrajeet Pal, Anna Aminoff

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Most of the focus in logistics and supply chain research has been on forward logistics, but the reverse supply chain (RSC) has been studied for more than a decade. Meanwhile, the Circular Economy (CE) has gathered a lot of attention in recent years from management sciences as well as companies offering a practical alternative to the current linear economic model. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the relationship of these two concepts of RSC and CE, especially in terms of value creation. The study also suggests how to develop a sustainable business model by following RSC and CE concepts. The paper indicates future research questions and hypotheses for these topics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of 21st International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2016)
Number of pages7
PublisherNottingham University Business School, UK
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-0-853-58317-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeB3 Article in conference proceedings
Event21st International Symposium on Logistics, ISL 2016: Sustainable Transport and Supply Chain Innovation - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 03.07.201606.07.2016
Conference number: 21


  • 512 Business and Management
  • reverse supply chain
  • circular economy
  • value creation


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