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Title: Value creation in circular business models: the case of a US small medium enterprise in the building sector
Authors: Ünal, Enes
Urbinati, Andrea
Chiaroni, Davide
Manzini, Raffaella
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Bibliographic citation: Ünal Enes, et al. (2019), Value creation in circular business models: the case of a US small medium enterprise in the building sector. In: Resources, conservation and recycling, vol. 146, July 2019, p. 291-307. ISSN 0921-3449. DOI 10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.12.034.
Abstract: A circular business model represents a holistic system of co-evolving managerial practices for collective value creation, delivery and capture, which provide solutions for sustainable development. Previous research on circular business models aimed to understand value creation mostly in terms of a single managerial practice or in a relatively isolated manner. In particular, little is known regarding the system of managerial practices that creates value. Accordingly, this study proposes a theoretical framework characterized by a set of managerial practices in connection with relevant internal and external contextual factors for creating value within a circular business model. The framework was used in a specific case of a small medium-sized enterprise (SME) operating in building sector, which can be considered a great example of circular economy put into practice. Therefore, the explorative nature of the case allows for deep probing that helps consolidating the framework. Among the main results, essential outcomes included configuring and adapting the company's business model to particular internal and external contextual factors; valorization of local waste by harmonizing managerial practices, and socio-cultural and socio-economic settings, as well as sustainable behaviours among the actors of supply chain. This study contributes to the field of circular business models research by adopting a broader, interdisciplinary approach toward the concept of value creation. Further, it provides managers with a roadmap for creating value by enhancing the degree of circularity within a given context.
Journal/Book: Resources, conservation and recycling
ISSN: 0921-3449
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