The Effects of Collection Promotions on Resource-Efficient Utilization and Resource Sustainability of Mobile Phone Market: A System Dynamics Approach

  • Juntao Wang
  • Wenhua Li
  • Nozomu MishimaEmail author


Various collection promotions are noticed to be helpful for improving the collection rate. Instead of solely affecting the collection rate, the collection promotions may also have other impacts on resource consumption. To analyze the effects of collection promotions on the resource-efficient utilization as well as to further help improve the collection rate and finally achieve a sustainable development of the society, this research is conducted to study the effects of collection promotions on mobile phones market based on the system dynamic analysis. Several CLDs (causal loop diagrams) are built, and two promotions are analyzed in several scenario analyses. It concluded that even though the collection rate of the post-products can be improved, the resource-efficient utilization may not be achieved. Sometimes the situation can be much worse because the promotions may induce waste of the resources. Undoubtedly, it needs to complete the collection promotions in order to further improve resource-efficient utilization and sustainability.


Collection rate Sustainability Efficient System dynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of International Resource SciencesAkita UniversityAkitaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Engineering ScienceAkita UniversityAkitaJapan

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