Neue Publikation in: Circular Economy and Sustainability

Als Ko-Autorin trägt Prof. Dr. Katharina Spraul mit dem Artikel "From Sustainable Global Value Chains to Circular Economy - Different Silos, Different Perspectives, but Many Opportunities to Build Bridges" zur Erstausgabe der neuen Zeitschrift Circular Economy and Sustainability bei.

"A growing interest in the circular economy concept has pushed the discourse in variousmanagement-related disciplines beyond established boundaries, with calls to better addresshow such a model may be developed in a world of global value chains. Still, theconventional linear economy model continues to dominate business, society, and research.While the concept of better connecting physical output and input flows at multipleproduction or consumption levels is becoming more accepted, it remains unclear how tomake this happen while ensuring that sustainability targets are met or exceeded. Multiplescientific communities contribute different perspectives to this discourse, with promisingopportunities for research. Circular economy and sustainability from business and economicsperspectives are multifaceted. The existing body of knowledge needs to beadvanced to assist private individuals, business managers, investors, or policymakers inmaking informed decisions. In this article for the inaugural issue, we provide a snapshotof the discourses among those who have studied the circular economy and its relatedtopics. We outline conceptual inroads and potential research questions to encouragefurther circular economy and sustainability research and discourse from business oreconomics perspectives as well as from the broader transdisciplinary angle. We proposethree research pathways: (1) connecting output with input needs in a global circulareconomy; (2) beyond today's business logic for a global circular economy; and (3)inclusion of the Global South in North-dominated circular economies. For each, we propose concepts, theories, or methodological approaches and offer various perspectivesfrom the micro, macro, and meso levels."


Hofstetter, J. S., Marchi, V. de, Sarkis, J., Govindan, K., Klassen, R., Ometto, A. R., Spraul, K. S., Bocken, N., Ashton, W. S., Sharma, S., Jaeger-Erben, M., Jensen, C., Dewick, P., Schröder, P., Sinkovics, N., Ibrahim, S. E., Fiske, L., Goerzen, A., & Vazquez-Brust, D. (2021). From sustainable global value chains to circular economy—Different silos, different perspectives, but many opportunities to build bridges. Circular Economy and Sustainability. Advance online publication.

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