The Circular Economy: The Circular Economy a key approach for addressing strategic challenges in supply chains

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Abstract

This paper considers the role that practices associated with Circular Economy approaches can play in enabling businesses to manage their supply chains in more sustainable ways. The belief that sustainable practices are inevitably detrimental to financial performance is challenged through analysis of a case study of a South African flower bouquet exporter whose business has been designed with full integration of Circular Economy principles. We evaluate the drivers for adoption of such Circular Economy strategies and highlight the need for ongoing
multi-disciplinary research to support the development of effective sustainable innovations in supply chain practice.
LanguageEnglish
Pages(In-Press)
JournalSocial Business
Volume(In-Press)
StateAccepted/In press - 5 Mar 2018

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Supply chain
Innovation
Exporters
Financial performance
Africa

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Keywords

  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainability
  • Cut flowers
  • Supply chain

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The Circular Economy: The Circular Economy a key approach for addressing strategic challenges in supply chains. / Bek, David; Lim, Ming.

In: Social Business, Vol. (In-Press), 05.03.2018, p. (In-Press).

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