Economic changes in a globalized world require businesses to create new management practices to remain competitive and successful. While a network paradigm is a key management development, the effective application of this paradigm in organizational practice is complicated by differing interpretations and approaches. Therefore, it is important to thoroughly understand the applicable factors and mechanisms to an efficacious business network. Networked Business Models in the Circular Economy provides innovative insights into achieving synergy through the cooperation of many business partners and organizations and adapting operational strategies for the whole network. While highlighting topics such as smart mobility, digital solutions, and green supply chain, this publication is ideally designed for organizational managers, entrepreneurs, economists, management scientists, business analyzers, financial consultants, researchers, and students seeking current research on the dynamical contributions required to achieve mutual growth.
"This book develops and presents the assumptions of business model in sharing and circular economy as a key determinant of the performance of the company embedded in the network. It also explores the relationship between the business model in sharing and circular economy and achieving company performance in a network environment"--
Increased ecological awareness and the growing scarcity of resources have led to the introduction of new environmental standards, triggering enterprises, regions, and even countries to adopt new business models and industrial reconversion approaches. However, despite increased interest in business models and their innovation, it still lacks the integration of circularity and sustainability and to date research on these areas is still limited. This book, therefore, provides readers with a closer picture of the issues of business models and their innovation for the circular economy in Europe, where the issues of sustainability and the shift towards the circular economy have become cornerstones of European policies and documents and where significant differences have been identified between firms and countries. This book provides a unique view of different European perspectives and enables the reader to compare the situation in countries with completely different historical and economic conditions as well as with different perceptions of the need for the actions leading to the sustainable development and to the shift towards the circular economy.
This book gathers research and best-practices concerning the achievement of sustainable development goals in both community generation and business growth. It highlights the organizational aspects relating to the realization of green innovation. It covers models for optimizing the use of both natural and human resources. It reports on assessment methods and advanced models to analyze community and business performance in the context of sustainable development. Further, it proposes solutions to reduce the effects of environmental pollution, increase energy efficiency, and managing resources and waste, to foster sustainable development. Gathering the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable, Circular Management and Environmental Engineering (ISCMEE 2022), held on October 19-20, 2022, as a hybrid event from İzmir, Turkey, this book offers a timely snapshot on circular business management knowledge and methods for both researchers and professionals in the field of engineering management, business and economics, and energy and environment.
Natural resources, and the materials derived from them, represent the physical basis for the economic system. Recent decades have witnessed an unprecedented growth in demand for these resources, which has triggered interest from policy makers in transitioning to a more resource efficient and ...
By presenting the conditions, methods and techniques of monetisation of business models in the digital economy, this book combines implementation of the theoretical aspects of monetisation with the presentation of practical business solutions in this field. The scope of the book includes the relationship between the monetisation and scalability degree of business models. The book describes the place and role of the digital business ecosystem in the process of digital transformation. It demonstrates ideological and functional conditions for the use of the concept of sharing to design innovative business models while also presenting a multi-dimensional approach to the use of Big Data and their monetisation in the context of business models. Digital Business Models shows the place and role of ecological and social factors in building digital business models that are part of the concept of the circular economy and presents the contemporary conditions of a sustainability concept that meets the ethical challenges of doing digital business. It demonstrates how important the social factors of business model design and the creation of social value are in modern business and demonstrates. The book explores the servitisation of digital business models using digital technologies and features case studies on the effective solutions of business models that use servitisation as a factor supporting the monetisation of business models. Written for scholars exploring the efficiency and effectiveness of business models related to contemporary concepts – Sharing Economy, Circular Economy, Network Economy, Big Data, so on – and those designing business models taking into account social aspects, it will also be of direct interest to entrepreneurship courses.
In recent decades, the industrial revolution has increased economic growth despite its immersion in global environmental issues such as climate change. Researchers emphasize the adoption of circular economy practices in global supply chains and businesses for better socio-environmental sustainability without compromising economic growth. Integrating blockchain technology into business practices could promote the circular economy as well as global environmental sustainability. Integrating Blockchain Technology Into the Circular Economy discusses the technological advancements in circular economy practices, which provide better results for both economic growth and environmental sustainability. It provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the applications of blockchain technology. Covering topics such as big data analytics, financial market infrastructure, and sustainable performance, this book is an essential resource for managers, operations managers, executives, manufacturers, environmentalists, researchers, industry practitioners, students and educators of higher education, and academicians.
Circular Economy Supply Chains highlights the need for cross-industry flows and the need for different actors in circular value cycles. This book intends to move beyond a buyer-supplier view, embracing a holistic network or ecosystem view, to consider a cross-industry system perspective.
Businesses have had to face many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic; to survive in the changing landscape, they had to adapt quickly and implement new tactics and best practices to stay competitive. Networking is one of the many areas that looks vastly different in a post-pandemic world and companies must understand this change or risk falling behind. Further study is required to uncover the various difficulties and potential future directions of networking and innovation within the business landscape. The Handbook of Research on Digital Innovation and Networking in Post-COVID-19 Organizations provides a thorough overview of the ways in which organizations have had to change and adapt to the new business environments and considers how networking looks different in a post-COVID-19 world. Covering key topics such as organizational structures, consumer behavior, teleworking, and collaborations, this major reference work is ideal for managers, business owners, industry professionals, policymakers, researchers, scholars, academicians, practitioners, instructors, and students.
This book provides a rich overview and takes a closer look at the current state of theory and practice in the field of sustainable business models. The chapters in this book examine and analyze existing and new approaches towards sustainable business models and showcase the implementation of sustainable business through both quantitative and qualitative studies, including several case studies and many practical examples. It approaches these issues from the standpoints of diverse business disciplines to yield new insights and ideas that are relevant from both an academic and professional perspective. In its essence, the book examines how firms’ value creation processes can be driven by sustainability and social responsibility and how this impacts business and society. Readers will find a range of sustainable business models that have been employed and are being pioneered in various industries around the globe – which are thoroughly investigated and discussed, and put into a comprehensive conceptual framework.
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Category: Business & Economics
When the COVID-19 pandemic caused a halt in global society, many business leaders found themselves unprepared for the unprecedented change that swept across industry. Whether the need to shift to remote work or the inability to safely conduct business during a global pandemic, many businesses struggled in the transition to the “new normal.” In the wake of the pandemic, these struggles have created opportunities to study how businesses navigate these times of crisis. The Research Anthology on Business Continuity and Navigating Times of Crisis discusses the strategies, cases, and research surrounding business continuity throughout crises such as pandemics. This book analyzes business operations and the state of the economy during times of crisis and the leadership involved in recovery. Covering topics such as crisis management, entrepreneurship, and business sustainability, this four-volume comprehensive major reference work is a valuable resource for managers, CEOs, business leaders, entrepreneurs, professors and students of higher education, researchers, and academicians.
Filling a gap in the current literature, this book addresses the social approach to the design and use of innovative business models in the digital economy. It focuses on three areas that are of increasing importance to businesses and industry today: social issues and sustainability; digitization; and new economic business models, specifically the sharing and circular economies. The authors aim to solve current scientific concerns around the conceptualization and operationalization of social business models, addressing management intentions and the impact of these models on society. Based on observation of social phenomena and the authors' research and practical experience, the book highlights best practices for designing and assessing social business models.