Exploratory Study on Circular Economy Approaches

A Comparative Analysis of Theory and Practice

  • Laura Frodermann

Part of the Wirtschaftsethik in der globalisierten Welt book series (WGW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 159-168

About this book


The concept of a circular economy gains more and more popularity for companies and politics. In theory the concept holds not only ecological and social but also several economic advantages for the applying companies. This book addresses the following research questions: How is the concept of the circular economy implemented? What impact has the implementation of circular economy on organizations? What are the challenges deriving from circular economy implementation? A qualitative study with companies from various industries in Europe and America has been conducted. Results show that the theoretical comprehensive benefits cannot yet been found in the economy. Finally the central findings are compared to findings in existing literature, contributions to it discussed and a critical view on circular economy provided.

Theoretical Foundations.- Research Method.- Case Description and Within-Case Analysis.- Result of Analysis and Interpretations

Target Groups

  • Researchers in Business Administration with focus on Sustainable Management, Business Ethics, Innovation Management
  • Manager in the fields of Sustainability, Innovation and CSR

The Author
Laura Frodermann works as consultant in the corporate development department at a medium-sized company based in Munich.


cradle-to-cradle closed loop production upcycling recycling sustainable innovation Kreislaufwirtschaft

Authors and affiliations

  • Laura Frodermann
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  1. 1.MünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-21948-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-21949-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-3802
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-3810
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