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Publication date: 3 November 2010

Ellen Di Resta

Identifying and evaluating market relevant opportunities is an important pre-cursor to the execution of a product development process. If organizations want to innovate…

Abstract

Identifying and evaluating market relevant opportunities is an important pre-cursor to the execution of a product development process. If organizations want to innovate new products and services that will reliably connect with the market, they must develop expertise in translating market motivations into products and services that will satisfy them. This is best achieved using people who possess the ability to synesthetically connect seemingly disparate disciplines in new ways. This type of translation skill is not broadly recognized by the majority of people who work within large companies, yet it is vitally important in developing opportunities that are relevant to the market. Companies that learn to recognize this talent, and adopt a process that will make this skill accessible to the organization, will be able to reap great returns on innovation investment.

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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

Article
Publication date: 24 September 2019

Carl Kühl, Michael Bourlakis, Emel Aktas and Heather Skipworth

The purpose of this paper is to test the link between servitisation and circular economy by synthesising the effect of product-service systems (PSS) on supply chain…

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to test the link between servitisation and circular economy by synthesising the effect of product-service systems (PSS) on supply chain circularity (SCC).

Design/methodology/approach

Following a systematic literature review methodology, the study identified 67 studies and synthesised them using content analysis.

Findings

A conceptual model is developed illustrating how PSS business models impact SCC through increased product longevity, closure of resource loops and resource efficiency. It also identifies six contextual factors affecting the implementation of SCC including: economic attractiveness of SCC; firm sustainability strategy; policy and societal environment; product category; supply chain relationships; and technology.

Research limitations/implications

The conceptual model proposes that SCC increases with servitisation. It also proposes that the main circularity effect stems from increased product longevity, followed by closed resource loops and finally resource efficiency. The model is deduced from the literature by using secondary data.

Practical implications

The review provides practitioners with a framework to increase SCC through PSS business models. It also gives insight into the various contextual factors that may affect how a manufacturer’s servitisation strategy contributes to SCC.

Originality/value

This review contributes to the understanding of the relationship between servitisation and SCC by synthesising the different effects that exist. Moreover, it creates new knowledge by identifying a range of contextual factors affecting the relationship between PSS and SCC.

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Journal of Enterprise Information Management, vol. 33 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-0398

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