Linking ecodesign capabilities to corporate performance: proposal of a simulation-based approach

V. P. Rodrigues, D. Pigosso, T. McAloone

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The absence of mechanisms to evaluate the potential benefits of ecodesign prior to implementation is a major barrier to wider adoption. There is a need to understand how the development of ecodesign capabilities affect corporate performance considering its dynamic complexity. Drawing upon the Ecodesign Maturity Model, this paper systematically reviews the literature on relevant applications of dynamic modeling and develops the foundations of a simulation framework, aimed at deriving business cases for ecodesign implementation. Preliminary results and streams of future research are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
EditorsD. Marjanović , M. Štorga , S. Škec , N. Bojčetić , N. Pavković
PublisherDesign Society
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-7738-59-4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThe International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018 - Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 21 May 201824 May 2018


ConferenceThe International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018
LocationHotel Dubrovnik Palace
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  • Ecodesign
  • Product development
  • Sustainable design
  • System dynamics
  • Business case


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