Results

CICAT2025 publishes research results in scientific publications as well as in other formats during the project.

Rationality, experiences or identity work? Sensemaking of emotionally tense experiences of organizational sustainability

We studied the employees' emotions towards the sustainability work of their employer. We interviewed 25 employees in a company that has a strong history of sustainability work but receives often......

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

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

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......

Scientific Articles

Aarikka-Stenroos, Ranta (2019). Business catalysts for the Circular Economy innovations.

Alaranta, Turunen (2021). How to Reach a Safe Circular Economy?—Perspectives on Reconciling the Waste, Product and Chemicals Regulation.

Apostol, Mäkelä, Heikkilä, Höyssä, Kalliomäki, Jokinen, Saarni (2021). Triggering sustainability communication in a B2B context: combining action research and sensemaking.

Gonzales-Porras, Heikkinen, Kujala (2020). Understanding stakeholder influence: Lessons from a controversial megaproject.

Ingstrup, Aarikka-Stenroos, Adlin (2020). When institutional logics meet: Alignment and misalignment in collaboration between academia and practitioners.

Kaipainen, Aarikka-Stenroos, Ranta (2020). Strategic Renewal Process towards Environmental Sustainability – A Longitudinal Case.

Kallio, Ermala, Seppänen (2020). Enabling 4P Collaboration: Multidisciplinary, Industrial-Scale Circular Economy Park.

Koistinen, Teerikangas, Mikkilä, Linnanen (2019). Active sustainability actors: A life course approach.

Koistinen, Teerikangas (2021). The Debate If Agents Matter vs. the System Matters in Sustainability Transitions—A Review of the Literature.

Lehtimäki, Piispanen, Henttonen (2020). Strategic Decisions Related to Circular Business Model in a Forerunner Company: Challenges Due to Path Dependency and Lock-In.

Lehtimäki, Piispanen, Sengupta (2020). Social Entrepreneurship as a Cluster Concept: Is a Cricket Farming Start-Up a social enterprise?

Piispanen, Henttonen, Aromaa (2020). The role of drivers and adaptation factors in transferring business from linear to circular – Case Martela.

Piispanen, Henttonen, Aromaa (2020). Applying the circular economy to a business model: an illustrative case study of a pioneering energy company.

Ranta, Aarikka-Stenroos, Väisänen (2020). Digital technologies catalyzing business model innovation for circular economy – Multiple case study.

Ranta, Keränen, Aarikka-Stenroos (2020). How B2B suppliers articulate customer value propositions in the circular economy: Four innovation-driven value creation logics.

Salminen, Marjamaa, Tapaninaho, Heikkinen,  Gonzalez-Porras, Kujala (2020). How do stakeholders understand sustainable circular economy – consesus or contradictions?

Sarja, Onkila, Mäkelä (2021). A systematic literature review of the transition to the circular economy in business organizations: Obstacles, catalysts and ambivalences.

Sarna, Onkila. Mäkelä (2021). Rationality, experiences or identity work? Sensemaking of emotionally tense experiences of organizational sustainability.

Teerikangas, Colman (2020). Theorizing in the qualitative study of mergers & acquisitions.

Turunen, Alaranta (2021). The Role of the CJEU in Shaping the Future of the Circular Economy.

Turunen, Suvantola, Romppanen (2021). Defined is half solved? The regulatory barriers for circular economy business.

Uusikartano (2019). Circular economy center: a concept for sustainable innovative constitutions.

Väisänen, Ranta, Aarikka-Stenroos (2019)Enabling Circular Economy with Software: A Multi-level Approach to Benefits, Requirements and Barriers.

Theses

Eltayeb (2019). Mapping and assessing technoloy catalysts that accelerate Circular Economy transition.

Harala (2021). Coopetition and Alignment in Circular Economy Ecosystems – Beverage Package Recycling System and Circular Economy Service Platform.

Kaipainen (2020). Strategic Renewal Process Towards Sustainability – An Ecosystem Approach.

Kämäräinen (2020.) Circular economy in Finland: Perceptions from the textile industry.

Niemi (2019). Corporate social responsibility in private, public and third sector [Yritysvastuu yksityisellä, julkisella ja kolmannella sektorilla: Yritysvastuuasiantuntijoiden näkemyksiä yritysvastuun edistäjistä].

Paavilainen (2020). Inter-organizational collaboration in circular economy ecosystems.

Pohls (2020). Finnish textile ecosystem – circular economy drivers and barriers.

Saarinen (2021). Financial Drivers and Inhibitors of Circular Economy Business.

Suokas (2019). Is circular economy the new black?

Uusikartano (2019). Circular Economy Center: Creating a General Concept for Circular Economy Constitutions.

Books

Halonen, Seppänen (2019). Eco-Industrial Parks.

Tapaninaho, Kujala (2019). Stakeholder value creation: Legitimating business sustainability.

 

Book Chapters

Mikkilä, Koistinen, Kuokkanen, Levänen, Linnanen (2020). Acceptability of operations.

Jokinen A., Uusikartano, Jokinen P., Kokko (2021). The interagency cycle in sustainability transition.

Kujala, J., Heikkinen, A., Tapaninaho, R., Marjamaa, M. & Gonzalez Porras, L. (2019). Stakeholder interests in a transition towards sustainable circular economy.

Levänen, Mikkilä, Koistinen, Kuokkanen, Linnanen (2020). Emerging Markets.

Mikkilä, Koistinen, Kuokkanen, Levänen, Linnanen (2020). Acceptability of Operations.

Tapaninaho, Kujala (2019). Stakeholder value creation: Legitimating business sustainability.

Valkjärvi, You (2021). The circular economy in manufacturing and service solutions: An air compressor company’s ‘air as a service’.

Presentations

Engez, Aarikka-Stenroos, Kokko, A. Jokinen, P. Jokinen (2019). Smart City District as a Living Lab Platform in Sustainability Transition: Nutrient Recycling in Hiedanranta, Finland.

Kaipainen, Aarikka-Stenroos, Ritala (2021). Circular-Oriented Innovation for Solving Grand Environmental Challenges: A Multiple-case Study.

 

Policy briefs

CICAT2025 policy brief #1 (pdf): Promoting a circular economy requires cross-silo collaboration

CICAT2025 policy brief #2 (pdf): Join the circular economy celebration!

 

Visual Catalysts exhibition

Visual Catalysts exhibition brought together artists around the world to use their creative visions for catalyzing our transition to a sustainable circular economy. The exhibition took place in Tampere September 25th – October 18th, 2020. Visual Catalysts is also a 3D virtual exhibition that can be experienced from home.

Read also the the Visual Catalyst book that includes the artists’ works and articles by researchers.

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Photo: Phuong Hoang