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Strategies for the Circular Economy
Circular Districts and Networks

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ISBN 9781032458175
March 10, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
160 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book illustrates two approaches for firms to shape successful circular strategies, namely, the Circular Economy and Circular Districts. The former considers firms’ challenges when turning theoretical circular models into practice. Thus, it discusses the opportunities and difficulties in reshaping corporate strategies by reflecting on circular economy principles. The latter approach plays a new role within the new economy systems and this book conceptualizes and operationalizes its definition. The circular district can represent an effective way to accelerate the energy transition process by developing industrial collaborations and exploiting technology synergies to enhance circularity and achieve economic, environmental, and social targets. The book highlights how firms should adjust their strategic thinking, redesign their network of relationships, and reconsider the value creation process when the circular economy is a concrete option. Furthermore, it examines the evolution from circular economy to circular districts by revealing the motivations that push firms and supply chains to redesign their strategies by considering the perspective of a circular district. The book ends by analyzing business experiences in these two areas and proposes advancements for both the scientific community and the business world. The book offers a blend of theoretical frameworks and practical applications and will be of particular interest to scholars in the fields of sustainable operations, closed-loop supply chain, green supply chain management, and circular supply chains. Also, the operationalization of the concept of circular districts, offers a genuine and original theoretical contribution, thus targeting students from Executive programs, MBA programs, and PhD programs. The book will also attract managers, practitioners and professionals interested in real-world cases and experiences as well as practical developments in the domain.

Table of Contents

Part I 1. Circular economy strategies and approaches 2. Circular networks and engagement strategies 3. Circular economy through public interventions 4. Value creation and capture in the circular economy 5. The smart circular economy Part II 1. Circular green districts Part III 1. The circular economy in Dell Reconnect 2. NextChem’s Green Circular District Model

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Pietro De Giovanni is Full Professor of International Operations, Supply Chain and Circular Economy in the Department of Business and Management, Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy.

Pierroberto Folgiero is an Adjunct Professor in the Management of the Circular Economy, at the Department of Business and Management, Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy.