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Stakeholder Engagement in a Sustainable Circular Economy

Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

Palgrave Macmillan
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  • Provides a clear assessment of the ways that stakeholder engagement is needed to transition to a circular economy

  • Draws on an international range of experts to thoroughly explore the topic

  • Provides guidance for future research

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Outlining Stakeholder Engagement in a Sustainable Circular Economy

    • Anna Heikkinen, Johanna Kujala, Annika Blomberg
    Pages 1-15Open Access
  3. Theoretical and Conceptual Starting Points

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17
    2. How Did It Come to Be? Circular Economy as Collective Stakeholder Action

      • Laura Albareda, Jaan-Pauli Kimpimäki
      Pages 19-55Open Access
    3. Engaging Stakeholders in the Circular Economy: A Systematic Literature Review

      • Silvan Oberholzer, Sybille Sachs
      Pages 57-97Open Access
    4. Developing Sustainable Partnerships for Circular Economies: A Literature Review

      • Philippe Eiselein, Wim Keygnaert, Karen Brabant
      Pages 99-130Open Access
  4. Multi-Stakeholder Participation and Collaboration

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131
    2. Multi-Stakeholder Networks in a Circular Economy Transition: A Typology of Stakeholder Relationships

      • Annika Blomberg, Johanna Kujala, Anna Heikkinen
      Pages 133-164Open Access
    3. Developing a Participatory Approach to Support Decision-Making in Waste Management

      • Lauri Kujanpää, Hanna Pihkola
      Pages 165-191Open Access
    4. How to Engage Stakeholders in Circular Economy Ecosystems: The Process

      • Jenni Kaipainen, Jarmo Uusikartano, Leena Aarikka-Stenroos, Linnea Harala, Johanna Alakerttula, Eeva-Leena Pohls
      Pages 193-231Open Access
  5. Value Creation Opportunities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 233-233
    2. Stakeholder Engagement Mechanisms and Value Creation in Circular Entrepreneurship

      • Beatrice Re, Giovanna Magnani
      Pages 235-271Open Access
    3. Coopetition for a Circular Economy: Horizontal Initiatives in Resolving Collective Environmental Challenges

      • Linnea Harala, Leena Aarikka-Stenroos, Paavo Ritala
      Pages 311-362Open Access
  6. Novel Approaches to Stakeholder Engagement

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 363-363
    2. Enablers of a Circular Economy: A Strength-Based Stakeholder Engagement Approach

      • Hanna Lehtimäki, Johanna Kujala, Tojo Thatchenkery
      Pages 365-392Open Access
    3. Connecting the Circular Economy and Sustainability: Finnish Stakeholder Perceptions

      • Hanna Salminen, Anna Heikkinen, Johanna Kujala
      Pages 427-457Open Access
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 459-463

About this book

The purpose of this open access edited collection is to discuss the role and importance of stakeholder engagement in a sustainable circular economy from multiple theoretical and practical perspectives. Developing and maintaining a circular economy is an essential step to a more environmentally friendly and socially inclusive society. In addition to redesigning products and business models to minimise waste and increase the reuse of materials, a transition towards a sustainable circular economy requires collaboration and co-operation between various stakeholders from all parts of society. An international team of contributors explore how stakeholder engagement can foster and support sustainable change, assessing current literature and laying out guidance for future study. The collection is of interest to academics and students of sustainability management and sustainable business models, stakeholder theory and practice, and the circular economy.


Keywords

  • Stakeholder theory
  • stakeholder engagement
  • transition
  • innovation management
  • developing economies
  • communication
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Tampere University, Tampere, Finland

    Johanna Kujala, Anna Heikkinen, Annika Blomberg

About the editors

Johanna Kujala is Professor of Management and Organizations and Vice Dean for Research at the Tampere University, Faculty of Management and Business, Finland. Her current research interests focus on stakeholder theory and engagement, sustainable value creation and circular economy, and corporate responsibility and business ethics.  

 

Anna Heikkinen is Adjunct Professor, Senior Lecturer of Management and Organizations,  and  the Academic Director of the  Responsible Business Master’s degree programme at the Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University, Finland. She is internationally well-connected Scholar, whose research is primarily in the areas of stakeholder theory and corporate responsibility and sustainability, examining the relationships between business organisations and society.

 

Annika Blomberg is Post-doctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University, Finland.  Her research topics include stakeholder engagement, collaboration, and ethics, and she is interested in critical approaches as well as aesthetically sensitive and language-focussed methods. 


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Stakeholder Engagement in a Sustainable Circular Economy

  • Book Subtitle: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

  • Editors: Johanna Kujala, Anna Heikkinen, Annika Blomberg

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-31937-2

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-31936-5Published: 27 June 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-31939-6Published: 27 June 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-31937-2Published: 26 June 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIV, 463

  • Number of Illustrations: 16 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Corporate Environmental Management, Business and Management, general

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