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dc.contributor.authorMasi, Donato
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Vikas
dc.contributor.authorGarza-Reyes, Jose Arturo
dc.contributor.authorGodsell, Janet
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-22T11:48:39Z
dc.date.available2018-05-22T11:48:39Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-21
dc.identifier.citationMasi, D. et al (2018) 'Towards a more circular economy: exploring the awareness, practices, and barriers from a focal firm perspective', Production Planning & Control, 29 (6):539en
dc.identifier.issn09537287
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09537287.2018.1449246
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622727
dc.description.abstractThe circular economy (CE) proposes an economic framework based on circular flows of products and materials. Transition towards a CE is underway, therefore, understanding the nature and state of this transition is important for creating effective policies and business strategies. Some studies have focused on specific contexts and pockets of good practice. This exploratory, survey-based study of 77 companies investigates the shift towards the CE using a taxonomy of practices and barriers. Results show that firms favour practices related to resource and energy utilisation efficiency, while practices related to investment recovery, green purchasing and customer cooperation are less prevalent. Eco-design and internal environmental management practices have a medium level of implementation. The significant upfront investment cost, lack of awareness or sense of urgency were identified as implementation barriers. Results suggest the CE is driven by economic not environmental considerations, and the deployment of practices remains within a firm rather than across the supply chain.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09537287.2018.1449246en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Production Planning & Controlen
dc.subjectCircular economyen
dc.subjectTransitionen
dc.subjectImplementationen
dc.subjectEnergy utilisationen
dc.subjectResource utilisationen
dc.titleTowards a more circular economy: exploring the awareness, practices, and barriers from a focal firm perspective.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn13665871
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Warwicken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of the West of Englanden
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalProduction Planning & Controlen
dc.contributor.institutionWarwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
dc.contributor.institutionBristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Supply Chain Improvement, The University of Derby, Derby, UK
dc.contributor.institutionWarwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
html.description.abstractThe circular economy (CE) proposes an economic framework based on circular flows of products and materials. Transition towards a CE is underway, therefore, understanding the nature and state of this transition is important for creating effective policies and business strategies. Some studies have focused on specific contexts and pockets of good practice. This exploratory, survey-based study of 77 companies investigates the shift towards the CE using a taxonomy of practices and barriers. Results show that firms favour practices related to resource and energy utilisation efficiency, while practices related to investment recovery, green purchasing and customer cooperation are less prevalent. Eco-design and internal environmental management practices have a medium level of implementation. The significant upfront investment cost, lack of awareness or sense of urgency were identified as implementation barriers. Results suggest the CE is driven by economic not environmental considerations, and the deployment of practices remains within a firm rather than across the supply chain.


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