Circular Business Models: Some Theoretical Insights

  • Roberta De Angelis


This chapter starts laying the theoretical foundations of business model innovation in the context of the circular economy. Particularly, it deals with how the rationale for adopting circular business models can be explained drawing from the strategic management and neo-institutional theory literature. This chapter also discusses (a) the potential through which circular business models advance the theoretical framework, and (b) the extent to which the implications of circular business models are source of tensions for the theoretical framework used. It also identifies opportunities for future research.


Natural-resource-based-view Neo-institutional theory Circular economy field 


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