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THE BUSINESS MODEL, THE SILENT RULER OF DESIGN LOGIC

Thomas Nyström (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors) ; Mats Williander (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Management of Organizational Renewal and Entrepreneurship - MORE )
6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management – LCM 2013 p. 4. (2013)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

In a traditional linear business model (LBM), focus is on maximization of a product’s value at point of sale (POS) and devaluation towards obsolescence, creating a path dependency towards faster replacement cycles to retain sales volumes. Resulting in increasing volumes of waste and pollution from products being disposed of, with low incentives or possibilities for recovery by e.g. reuse and remanufacturing. Based on a case study of a bicycle manufacturing SME, using an interventionist research setting, findings are that a business model change affects the existing design logic quite effectively. It seems that the business model is conditioning the decision logic of senior management and has to be addressed first in firms that want to make significant ecosustainability improvements.

Nyckelord: Circular business models, Planned obsolescence, Product recovery, Product Service Systems



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Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors (2008-2017)
Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Management of Organizational Renewal and Entrepreneurship - MORE (2008-2016)

Ämnesområden

Miljöledning
Energi
Materialvetenskap
Produktion
Transport
Hållbar utveckling
Innovation och entreprenörskap (nyttiggörande)
Övrig annan teknik
Ekonomi och näringsliv
Företagsekonomi
Design

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