Research Handbook of Innovation for a Circular Economy


Research Handbook of Innovation for a Circular Economy

9781800373082 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Siri Jakobsen, Associate Professor of Innovation, Thomas Lauvås, Associate Professor of Innovation, Nord University Business School, Nord University, Norway, Francesco Quatraro, Professor, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Torino, Italy, Einar Rasmussen, Professor, Marianne Steinmo, Associate Professor, Nord University Business School, Norway
Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 80037 308 2 Extent: 360 pp
The transition to a circular economy requires innovation at all levels of society. This insightful Research Handbook is the first comprehensive edited work examining how innovation can contribute to a more circular economy.

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The transition to a circular economy requires innovation at all levels of society. This insightful Research Handbook is the first comprehensive edited work examining how innovation can contribute to a more circular economy.

Illustrating the critical part played by individuals, organisations and system-level actors in the development of circular innovations, this Research Handbook demonstrates that while many firms are working towards a circular economy, most of the innovations are incremental. Hence, the loop is far from closed, and much more radical work remains to be done by both academics and practitioners. The content and structure reflect a multi-level understanding of innovation for a circular economy, with conceptual chapters and strong empirical research with both quantitative and qualitative research designs. Highlighting the urgent need for a circular economy, authors call for more comprehensive and radical innovation efforts to achieve it.

This Research Handbook will be an invaluable resource for academics and students of innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as those more broadly interested in the circular economy. Practitioners and policymakers will also find this useful for providing practical examples of how to understand innovation processes and frameworks that contribute to a circular economy.
Contributors: Leena Aarikka-Stenroos, Arild Aspelund, Ottar Bakås, Brian Baldassarre, Even Bjørnstad, Marte Lønvik Bjørnsund, Nancy Bocken, Sanne Bor, Phil Brown, Young Kyun Chang, Luitzen De Boer, Heidi C. Dreyer, Elena Dybtsyna, Knut Jørgen Egelie, Ann Elida Eide, Anil Engez, Maria Figueroa-Armijos, Fabrizio Fusillo, Peter Gianiodis, Edvard Glücksman, Jorunn Grande, Christoph Grimpe, Henri Hakala, Sanghee Han, Raymond Sørgård Hansen, Puck Hegeman, Anna Pauline Heggli, Roberto Rivas Hermann, Fanny Hermundsdottir, Chia-Hao Ho, Phuc Hong Huynh (Pru), Are S. Ingulfsvann, Siri Jakobsen, Are Jensen, Jens Petter Johansen, Alan Johnson, Jenni Kaipainen, Robert A.W. Kok, Jan Konietzko, Christiaan Kraaijenhagen, Thomas Lauvås, Haakon Thue Lie, Paul E.M. Ligthart, Seppo Luoto, Ottar Michelsen, Dolores Modic, David Monciardini, Iben Bolund Nielsen, Kristina Nikolajeva, Greg O’Shea, Won-Yong Oh, Martin Fredrik Olsen, Ward Ooms, Jung Hwan Park, Francesco Quatraro, Valtteri Ranta, Einar Rasmussen, Jens Røyrvik, Sami Rusthollkarhu, Cristina Santhià, Cheyenne Schuit, Walter R. Stahel, Marianne Steinmo, Roger Sørheim, Maria Thomassen, Stine Sonen Tveit, Miha Vučkovič, Karin Wigger

Preface xi

1 Introduction to the Research Handbook of Innovation for a Circular Economy 2
Siri Jakobsen, Thomas Lauvås, Francesco Quatraro, Einar Rasmussen and
Marianne Steinmo
2 Research propels the circular industrial economy from the material to
the immaterial ‘world’ 12
Walter R. Stahel

3 Sustainability innovations in the manufacturing industry: a comparison
of circular and climate innovation initiatives 25
Fanny Hermundsdottir, Ann Elida Eide and Arild Aspelund
4 Value retention in the Norwegian and Swedish outdoor industry 36
Are Severin Ingulfsvann
5 Toward a sustainable paradigm: circular economy solutions in the
fashion industry 47
Won-Yong Oh, Young Kyun Chang, Jung Hwan Park and Sanghee Han
6 From vision to commercialization of a circular economy innovation:
a longitudinal study of overcoming challenges throughout the full
innovation process 59
Jenni Kaipainen and Leena Aarikka-Stenroos
7 Organizing for a circular economy: internal activism and organizational
boundaries in SMEs 72
Chia-Hao Ho, David Monciardini and Edvard Glücksman

8 Open innovation and the adoption of environmental process
innovations: information source and proximity to partner types 85
Robert A. W. Kok, Ward Ooms and Paul E. M. Ligthart
9 A reverse logistics framework for circular supply chains 98
Stine Sonen Tveit, Ottar Bakås and Maria
10 Exploring shared value creation in circular food systems: the case of
a Norwegian food bank 110
Heidi C. Dreyer, Luitzen De Boer, Marte Lønvik Bjørnsund and Anna Pauline
11 How waste becomes value: the new ecology of surplus heat exchange in
Norwegian industry 122
Jens Petter Johansen and Jens Røyrvik
12 The circular water economy and the ‘seven C’s’ 133
Greg O’Shea, Seppo Luoto, Sanne Bor, Henri Hakala and Iben Bolund Nielsen
13 Drivers and barriers for industrial symbiosis: the case of Mo Industrial Park 144
Siri Jakobsen and Marianne Steinmo

14 Simultaneous adoption of circular innovations: a challenge for rapid
growth of the circular economy 160
Arild Aspelund, Martin Fredrik Olsen and Ottar Michelsen
15 Business model innovation for a circular economy: adapting to create value 174
Maria Figueroa-Armijos
16 Exploring the entrepreneurial landscape and systemic barriers of
circular business models 183
Even Bjørnstad and Jorunn Grande
17 How innovations catalyse the circular economy: building a map of
circular economy innovation types from a multiple-case study 195
Anil Engez, Valtteri Ranta and Leena Aarikka-Stenroos
18 Salmon farming firms moving towards resource circularity: a typology
of resource loop innovations 210
Karin Wigger, Thomas Lauvås, Siri Jakobsen and Marianne Steinmo

19 Experimenting with new business model strategies for the circular economy 222
Nancy Bocken, Christiaan Kraaijenhagen, Jan Konietzko, Brian Baldassarre,
Phil Brown and Cheyenne Schuit
20 How digital technologies boost value potential creation and value
realization in CE: insights from a multiple case study across industries 236
Sami Rusthollkarhu, Valtteri Ranta and Leena Aarikka-Stenroos
21 The circular economy impacts of digital academic spin-offs 251
Phuc Hong Huynh and Einar Rasmussen
22 Towards measuring innovation for circular economy using patent data 265
Dolores Modic, Alan Johnson and Miha Vučkovič
23 The geography of circular economy technologies in Europe:
evolutionary patterns and technological convergence 277
Fabrizio Fusillo, Francesco Quatraro and Cristina Santhià

24 Fund model innovations for circular economy investing 295
Puck Hegeman
25 The circular economy, openness, and dispersed access to research results 307
Haakon Thue Lie, Knut Jørgen Egelie, Christoph Grimpe and Roger Sørheim
26 Opportunity domains for new entrants in the circular economy:
a keyword-in-context analysis of Norwegian R&D tax incentive projects 316
Roberto Rivas Hermann, Are Jensen and Peter Gianiodis
27 Circular public procurement: innovation tool for municipalities? 328
Elena Dybtsyna, Dolores Modic, Kristina Nikolajeva and Raymond Sørgård

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