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Introduction

  • Roberta De Angelis
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter presents the book structure and aims. It outlines that the focus of this book is business model innovation in the context of the circular economy. This chapter also sketches points of difference from other publications on the circular economy.

Keywords

Sustainable development Corporate sustainability Circular economy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ExeterExeterUK

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