Circular Economy Business Model Innovation Process – Case Study

Maria Antikainen*, Anna Aminoff, Outi Kettunen, Henna Sundqvist-Andberg, Harri Paloheimo

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The concept of the Circular Economy has recently caught the attention of academia as well and businesses and decision makers offering an attractive solution for an environmentally sustainable economic growth. Companies need to consider how to close material loops, reduce the resources needed and think more about how materials and products are kept in the loop as long as possible. In order to do that, companies need to find new collaboration partners and reconsider the value offered for stakeholders. To solve that, we need new or modified innovation tools and processes to guide businesses in their innovation journey resulting in novel business models in a circular economy. Thus, the aim of this study is to increase our understanding of the circular business model innovation process. Our main focus is to explore what kind of mixed methods create value in circular business model innovation and what kind of challenges there are related to each method and how is it possible to overcome those challenges. The paper highlights the importance of involving different perspectives, stakeholders and using mixed methods during the innovation process.

Titel på gästpublikationSustainable Design and Manufacturing 2017 : Selected papers on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing
Antal sidor10
FörlagSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-319-57077-8
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-3-319-57078-5
StatusPublicerad - 26.04.2017
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
Evenemang4th International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, SDM 2017 - Bologna, Italien
Varaktighet: 26.04.201728.04.2017


NamnSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (tryckt)2190-3018
ISSN (elektroniskt)2190-3026


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