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Central European Journal of Operations Research

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 317–328 | Cite as

The efficiency of remanufacturing in a dynamic input–output model

  • Imre DobosEmail author
  • Adél Floriska
Original Paper

Abstract

For industrialised economy of ourdays, remanufacturing represents perhaps the largest unexploited resource and opportunity for realising a greater growth of the economy in an environmental-conscious manner. The aim of this paper is to investigate of the impact of remanufacturing in the economy from an economic-efficiency point of view. In static context this phenomenon was analysed in the literature. We use the multi-sector input–output framework in a dynamic context to study intra-period relationships of the sectors of economy. We extend the classical dynamic input–output model taking into consideration the activity of remanufacturing .We try to answer the question, whether the remanufacturing/reuse increases the growth possibility of an economy. We expose a sufficient condition concerning the effectivity of an economy with remanufacturing. By this evaluation we analyse a possible sustainable development of the economy on the basis of the product recovery management of industries.

Keywords

Remanufacturing Reuse Input–output model Leontief model Sustainable development Balanced growth path Product recovery management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Business EconomicsCorvinus University of BudapestBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Institute of Mathematics and InformaticsSzent István UniversityGödöllőHungary

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