Sustainable Product-Service Systems

Between Strategic Design and Transition Studies

  • Fabrizio Ceschin

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the PoliMI SpringerBriefs book sub series (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

About this book

Introduction

This book investigates the potential contribution that a strategic design approach can make to stimulating and supporting the societal embedding of sustainable PSSs (product-service systems). A new strategic design role thus emerges; a role in which the ideation and development of sustainable PSS concepts is coupled with the designing of appropriate transition paths (sequence of socio-technical experiments) to gradually incubate, introduce and diffuse these concepts. The book also outlines the new design approach and capabilities needed by strategic designers, project managers and consultants to operate at such a strategic level. On a more operational point of view, the work presents a practical “how to do” design process and associated guidelines to support practitioners in designing and managing the societal embedding process of sustainable PSS innovations.  

Keywords

Product-Service System Socio-technical experiments Strategic Niche Management Strategic design Transition Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Fabrizio Ceschin
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Engineering & DesignBrunel UniversityUxbridgeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03795-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03794-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03795-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
  • About this book