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Abstract Drawing on the concept of decoupling, from institutional theory in organizational studies, this paper explains how organizations mitigate demands for circularity. Seven Swedish apparel companies that have started collecting used clothes as a form of engagement with circular business models serve as case studies. The paper shows how outsourcing and internal separation allow these companies to buffer their business model and core way of creating value from emerging demands. It also shows how companies pro-actively work at influencing institutional demands for circularity by making these demands compatible with their own interests. The concept of decoupling thereby provides key insights into the development and implementation, or absence thereof, of circular business models.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Cleaner Production|
|Issue number||Supplement C|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Business Administration
- Circular business models
- Circular economy
- Sustainable business models
- Institutional theory
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Signs of the future show the way
Zandelin, A. & Corvellec, H.
2016/11/01 → 2017/06/30
Project: Commissioned researchFile
MTP: From waste management to waste prevention. Closing implementation gaps through sustainable action nets
Corvellec, H., Ek, R., Patrik, Z., Zapata Campos, M. J., Svingstedt, A. & Johansson, N.
2014/01/01 → 2017/12/31