Takes a transdisciplinary approach to implementing a circular economy in international business
Presents industry case studies from Asia, the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Australia
Provides specific strategies for planning business activities in a circular economy
Part of the book series: CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance (CSEG)
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Table of contents (19 chapters)
Circular Economy: Theory and Practice
Circular Economy: Business Applications
Teaching and Research on Circular Economy
National and International Experiences in the Circular Economy
About this book
This volume presents a transdisciplinary approach to implementing a circular economy in international business. Written by global experts, this book provides a detailed and professional focus on issues that must be improved in order to successfully implement a circular economy in a variety of industries.
The book begins with a discussion of the theoretical aspects of circular economy and the challenges of going from theory to practice. The following chapters present case studies on the circular economy in different sectors of international business such as food systems, mineral processing, water management, energy process, waste management, the cement industry, and 3D printing. Issues such as the role of SMEs in the circular economy, and the progress towards circular economy 3.0, and strategies for teaching the circular economy are also discussed. The volume ends with a critique of the concept of circular economy and suggestions for future research avenues.
Written with multiple stakeholders in mind, this volume will be of interest to researchers and students of economics, sustainability, international business, and management as well as industry professionals and governments working towards establishing a circular economy in their fields and jurisdictions.
- circular economy
- sustainable development
- sustainable development goals
- international business
- corporate social responsibility
- supply chain managemnent
Editors and Affiliations
International Business School, Universidad de Lima, Lima, Peru
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Canada
Marc A. Rosen
Escuela Nacional de Marina Mercante “Almirante Miguel Grau”, Callao, Peru
About the editors
Aldo Alvarez-Risco is an Associate Professor of International Business and coordinator of the Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research Group at Universidad de Lima in Perú. He is also PhD at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Doctor in Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Master in Pharmacology and Pharmacist at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and Master Pharmaceutical Care at Universidad de Granada. He is the coordinator of the South American Network of Pharmaceutical Care (REDSAF). Dr. Alvarez-Risco is the author of various books and articles, and has been a speaker at academic events in 22 countries. He has experience as a speaker for radio and TV appearances.
Marc A. Rosen is a Professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Canada, where he served as founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Rosen has served as President of the Engineering Institute of Canada and the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. He has held many professional roles, including Editor-in-Chief of various journals and Director of Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation. With over 70 research grants and contracts and 900 technical publications, Dr. Rosen is an active teacher and researcher in energy technology, sustainable energy, and energy systems' environmental impact. Much of his research has been carried out for industry. Dr. Rosen has worked for Imatra Power Company in Finland, Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, the Institute for Hydrogen Systems near Toronto, and Ryerson University in Toronto. He has received numerous awards and honors.
Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales is a researcher in the sustainability area. She completed a doctoral program and is Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and she is Pharmacist at Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana. She is linked to the ancestral knowledge of medicinal plants in the jungle regarding traditional uses and for industrial process. Also, she has experience in bio-business, audit, environmental management, and import-export management. She is co-editor of books published by Springer and author of different articles in Scopus and Web of Science.
Book Title: Towards a Circular Economy
Book Subtitle: Transdisciplinary Approach for Business
Editors: Aldo Alvarez-Risco, Marc A. Rosen, Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales
Series Title: CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-94292-2Published: 10 June 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-94295-3Due: 24 June 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-94293-9Published: 09 June 2022
Series ISSN: 2196-7075
Series E-ISSN: 2196-7083
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVI, 355
Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
Topics: Resource and Environmental Economics, International Business, Sustainability, Corporate Environmental Management, Energy Policy, Economics and Management