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Modern Circular Economy: Corporate Strategy, Supply Chain, and Industrial Symbiosis

by 1,*,† and 1,2,*,†
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Department of Business and Management, Luiss University, Viale Romania, 00197 Rome, Italy
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X.ite Research Center on Economic Behavior and Technology, Viale Romania, 00197 Rome, Italy
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Sustainability 2020, 12(22), 9383; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229383
Received: 8 October 2020 / Revised: 5 November 2020 / Accepted: 9 November 2020 / Published: 11 November 2020
This paper analyses the firms’ chances to consider circular economy as a part of the corporate strategy. The analysis of four Italian firms engaged in circular economy programs allows us to detect its connections with the corporate strategy, the real activities involved, the supply chain network ensuring circularity, the industrial symbiosis, as well as the links with performance. Our findings highlight that circular economy is a true business lever when the corporate strategy complements and supports its development. This allows firms to achieve high level targets that go beyond the traditional targets of social, environmental, and economic performance, and include circular supply chain, eco-innovations, and industrial symbiosis. View Full-Text
Keywords: circular economy; corporate strategies; performance; eco-innovation; industrial symbiosis circular economy; corporate strategies; performance; eco-innovation; industrial symbiosis
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Maranesi, C.; De Giovanni, P. Modern Circular Economy: Corporate Strategy, Supply Chain, and Industrial Symbiosis. Sustainability 2020, 12, 9383. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229383

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Maranesi C, De Giovanni P. Modern Circular Economy: Corporate Strategy, Supply Chain, and Industrial Symbiosis. Sustainability. 2020; 12(22):9383. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229383

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Maranesi, Cristina, and Pietro De Giovanni. 2020. "Modern Circular Economy: Corporate Strategy, Supply Chain, and Industrial Symbiosis" Sustainability 12, no. 22: 9383. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229383

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