The business model of solid waste management in Sweden – A case study of two municipally-owned companies

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Abstract

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This paper describes the business model of municipally-owned MSW (municipal solid waste) companies in Sweden. A comparative study of two of these companies shows that they combine three types of activities: public service activities that collect solid waste from households, commercial establishments, and industry; processing activities that transform this waste; and marketing activities that enable products and recycled material to re-enter the economy. The historical success of the two companies rests on their ability to create value by combining these three distinct yet mutually dependent types of activities. However, an ongoing legal controversy may develop into a threat to this business model and to the entire organization of Swedish waste management.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Tvärvetenskapliga studier

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)512-518
TidskriftWaste Management & Research
Volym30
Utgåva nummer5
StatusPublished - 2012
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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Hervé Corvellec & Johan Hultman

2010/01/012013/12/31

Projekt: ForskningTvärvetenskaplig forskning, Internt samarbete (LU), Samarbete med industri

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