A key question regarding business model innovation/development for circular economy is ?how to make it happen in practice"? By systematically reviewing 92 approaches from circular economy and sustainability literature and practice, this research identifies requirements and proposes a holistic and systemic process for business model innovation for circular economy. This conceptual process model was consolidated based on the integration of the unique elements of sixteen existing process models. It comprises three-stages (sense, seize, transform) based on a dynamic capabilities view, and envisions 33 activities, 21 deliverables, 88 techniques/tools and 13 enablers or catalyzers for change. Besides enabling the view of processes and procedures with behavior and learning skills required to inspire circular economy thinking in business model innovation, it highlights the importance of 'formalized' decision-making procedures and includes activities to integrate sustainability thinking and to support the identification of required changes in product innovation/development.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)|
|Editors||Sandro Wartzack, Benjamin Schleich|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19) - Delft, Netherlands|
Duration: 5 Aug 2019 → 8 Aug 2019
|Conference||22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)|
|Period||05/08/2019 → 08/08/2019|
|Series||Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design|
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- Circular economy
- Business models and considerations
- Process model
de Pádua Pieroni, M., McAloone, T., & Pigosso, D. (2019). Business model innovation for circular economy: integrating literature and practice into a conceptual process model. In S. Wartzack, & B. Schleich (Eds.), Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19) (pp. 2517-2526). Cambridge University Press. Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, No. DS94 https://doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.258