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Analyzing the business models for circular economy implementation: a fuzzy TOPSIS approach

Husain, Zafar and Maqbool, Annayath and Haleem, Abid and Pathak, Raghuvar D. and Samson, Danny (2021) Analyzing the business models for circular economy implementation: a fuzzy TOPSIS approach. Operations Management Research, NA . NA. ISSN 1936-9735

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The concept of the circular economy has acquired importance in the academic world. The corporate firms and governments believe that the pressure on the environment can be reduced by implementing the circular economic system. The switching of a linear economy to a circular economy requires to build new business models that overcome the limitations of the linear model of the economy. This paper aims to rank the business models for the successful adoption of the circular economy through the criteria by employing an appropriate multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) method. Fuzzy Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (Fuzzy TOPSIS) has been used in this study. Eleven Business Models have been identified through literature review and analyzed based on nine criteria for the business model to be successful. The ranking of results indicates that the product and process design is the most important business models for the implementation of the circular economy. The findings of this research enhance the understanding about the relative importance of the several business models based on which the management can formulate an effective strategy to systematically adopt an appropriate business model for successful implementation of an economic system.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 00:24
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 00:24

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