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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)95-102
    JournalSocial Business
    Volume8
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

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    Keywords

    • Circular Economy
    • Sustainability
    • Cut flowers
    • Supply chain

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