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The circular economy in manufacturing and service solutions: An air compressor company’s ‘air as a service’

1.11.2021 15:40

The case study highlights the integral elements of the circular economy concept and details the issues within the field of manufacturing and specifically air compressors. This case study focuses on a......

The Role of the CJEU in Shaping the Future of the Circular Economy

21.7.2021 9:12

The case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) can have a crucial impact on the circular economy transition. Waste management and in particular the regulation governing the......

How to Reach a Safe Circular Economy?—Perspectives on Reconciling the Waste, Product and Chemicals Regulation

21.7.2021 8:53

The article examines the legal interface between waste and chemicals regulation and how this interface hinders the achievement of circular economy. The interface causes many problems for material......

Defined Is Half Solved? The Regulatory Barriers for Circular Economy Business

20.7.2021 13:37

This article identifies and examines regulatory barriers that hinder the development of the circular economy transition and argues that such barriers must be defined before they can be solved.The......

A systematic literature review of the transition to the circular economy in business organizations: Obstacles, catalysts and ambivalences

7.7.2021 14:18

We conducted a systematic literature review of barriers and catalysts to circular economy implementation in companies. With 69 articles covering the topic, in this review, we identified clear......

Circular-Oriented Innovation for Solving Grand Environmental Challenges: A Multiple-case Study

7.7.2021 12:58

Innovator firms play a key role in fighting grand environmental challenges (GECs) via circular-oriented innovation. The prior literature has acknowledged two innovator firm types, “born circulars”......

The Debate If Agents Matter vs. the System Matters in Sustainability Transitions—A Review of the Literature

5.7.2021 12:43

Agency in sustainability transitions through a literature review. In the discipline of sustainability transitions the knowledge on agency is scattered. Agency is a mean to enable CE.Authors: Katariina......

The interagency cycle in sustainability transition

9.3.2021 13:34

This chapter develops the concept of interagency as a research approach to better understand nonhuman agency and materiality in sustainability transitions. Interagency is a process that becomes......

Triggering sustainability communication in a B2B context: combining action research and sensemaking

5.3.2021 12:20

This is a action research on initiating sustainability communication in a shipbuilding network. The research data consists of 16 interviews in the network. The key findings are twofold. First, we......

Stakeholder interests in a transition towards sustainable circular economy

25.2.2021 11:59

In this case study, stakeholders´ interests were examined regarding a circular economy (CE) in Finland. The study focused on the key stakeholders identified in the CICAT2025 research project. A......