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Sustainable Product-Service Systems

Between Strategic Design and Transition Studies

Authors: Ceschin, Fabrizio

  • ​Combines and integrates two different research streams: the product-service system innovation and the transition studies
  • Helps to clarify how socio-technical experiments should be designed in order to trigger the societal embedding of sustainable product-service systems
  • Uses several cases from industry to exemplify and enrich the text  
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This book investigates the potential contribution that a strategic design approach can make to stimulating and supporting the societal embedding of sustainable PSSs (product-service systems). A new strategic design role thus emerges; a role in which the ideation and development of sustainable PSS concepts is coupled with the designing of appropriate transition paths (sequence of socio-technical experiments) to gradually incubate, introduce and diffuse these concepts. The book also outlines the new design approach and capabilities needed by strategic designers, project managers and consultants to operate at such a strategic level. On a more operational point of view, the work presents a practical “how to do” design process and associated guidelines to support practitioners in designing and managing the societal embedding process of sustainable PSS innovations.  

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Transition Towards Sustainability: The Need of Radical Innovations

    Ceschin, Fabrizio

    Pages 1-15

  • Product-Service System Innovation: A Promising Approach to Sustainability

    Ceschin, Fabrizio

    Pages 17-40

  • Introducing and Scaling Up Sustainable Product-Service Systems: Insights from Transition Studies

    Ceschin, Fabrizio

    Pages 41-80

  • Towards a New Way of Designing and Managing the Societal Embedding of Sustainable Product-Service System

    Ceschin, Fabrizio

    Pages 81-116

  • Where Do We Go from Here?

    Ceschin, Fabrizio

    Pages 117-122

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03795-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03794-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Product-Service Systems
Book Subtitle
Between Strategic Design and Transition Studies
Authors
Series Title
PoliMI SpringerBriefs
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03795-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03795-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03794-3
Series ISSN
2282-2577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 122
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations
Topics