Circular Business Models

Developing a Sustainable Future

  • Mats Larsson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  3. Business and Organizational Aspects of Circular Economies

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  4. Challenges by Industry and Business Sector

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  5. A Way Forward

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-303

About this book


This book explores the need to develop business strategies, organize and fund transformation projects and manage the transformation programme in order to further a circular economy. Circular Business Models outlines sustainable business models that can be used by companies to move transformation forward on a large scale. In addition to business models the book will cover and discuss a number of other factors necessary for a successful transformation, such as business and innovation strategy, entrepreneurship and change management. Including original interviews with circular economy practitioners, this book will be applicable to industries as diverse as manufacturing, food processing, transportation and mechanical engineering. Addressing the different challenges that meet circular economy visionaries, it outlines strategies and business models needed to gain momentum in these different sectors.


sustainability circular economy supply chain products waste triple helix collaboration circular flows up-cycling

Authors and affiliations

  • Mats Larsson
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  1. 1.Lund UniversityLundSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71790-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71791-3
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