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Circular Entrepreneurship

Creating Responsible Enterprise

Authors: Zucchella, Antonella, Urban, Sabine

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  • Introduces and explores new concept of circular entrepreneurship
    Provides business models and case studies for circular enterprises
    Focuses on innovation and internationalisation for circular firms

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This original book explores how the principles of circularity, considered a law of nature but neglected within the materialistic orientation of the industrial age, are becoming attractive again in business and society. Investigation reveals enterprises small and large delivering a stimulating message, from changes in entrepreneurial mindsets to the inclusive use of new technologies and a push for innovation. Zucchella and Urban explore the novel concept of circular enterprise, showing how, with their capacity to innovate, these firms are becoming the most powerful actors of a new, sustainable social order. They examine two fundamental questions: why is this revolution occurring now, and how is it being implemented? Focusing on the most innovative practices, they demonstrate the potential of circular enterprise for industry and wider society, making clear that a new world is emerging.

About the authors

Antonella Zucchella is Professor of Marketing at the University of Pavia, Italy, and a senior research scholar at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. She is the author of books on entrepreneurship and international entrepreneurship and of numerous articles in international journals on the international growth of small and young ventures and on sustainable management.

Sabine Urban is Professor Emerita at the University of Strasbourg, France and the author of numerous books and articles in the fields of international business, environmental management and socio-economic globalization dynamics. In the latter field she is the editor of ten books. She was Director of the Strasbourg University Management School and the attached Research Centre, and a board member of several industrial or financial companies; she is still active in the supervisory board of a family owned business.  She is Knight of the Légion d’Honneur and was distinguished by the US Information Agency, USIA, (IVP Program, Entrepreneuship, 1985). She is also a laureate of the Faculty of Law and Economics at Strasbourg University Robert Schuman, France.

Reviews

“The resource revolution is under way: governments, local authorities, industry and citizen-consumers are increasingly aware that resources are not inexhaustible. Therefore, circular economy invents new modes of production and consumption that are more compatible with climate challenges and massive urbanisation; this book is well documented, brilliant and yields encouraging results in terms of commitments to position all actors at the leading edge of this unavoidable transformation thanks to innovative solutions.” (Jean-Louis Chaussade, Président de SUEZ)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • From Circular Principles to Circular Entrepreneurship

    Pages 1-30

    Urban, Sabine

  • Circular Entrepreneurship: Triggers and Backgrounds to Value Creation

    Pages 31-59

    Urban, Sabine

  • Value Propositions and Business Models for Circular Entrepreneurship

    Pages 61-88

    Zucchella, Antonella

  • Circular Entrepreneurship in Action: The Born Circular Firms

    Pages 89-130

    Zucchella, Antonella

  • The Transition of Existing Businesses Towards the Circular Economy: Circular Corporate Entrepreneurship

    Pages 131-175

    Urban, Sabine

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18999-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18998-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Circular Entrepreneurship
Book Subtitle
Creating Responsible Enterprise
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18999-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18999-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18998-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 221
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
Topics