The Evolution of Research on Sustainable Business Models: Implications for Management Scholars
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Business models that lead to reduced consumption of resources and energy and support a Circular Economy can help businesses address the world’s pressing environmental problems. At the same time, they are concepts that have taken decades to garner serious attention in management literature. In this paper we review patterns in scholarship across a wide range of disciplines (sciences, humanities and management) on the Circular Economy and related business models like Extended Producer Responsibility, Product Service Systems, Collaborative Consumption, Sharing Economy, and Voluntary Simplicity. From this review, we discuss how business scholars might learn from these trends, and the implications for future research on business models that will help lower material consumption.
Rothenberg, Sandra; Ryen, Erinn G.; and Sherman, Anne G.
"The Evolution of Research on Sustainable Business Models: Implications for Management Scholars,"
Journal of Environmental Sustainability: Vol. 7:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jes/vol7/iss1/3
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