The impact of internal company dynamics on sustainable circular business development: Insights from circular startups

dc.contributor.authorKolpinski, Charleen von
dc.contributor.authorYazan, Devrim Murat
dc.contributor.authorFraccascia, Luca
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-10T13:32:18Z
dc.date.available2023-08-10T13:32:18Z
dc.date.issued2022-08-21
dc.date.updated2023-07-19T07:30:09Z
dc.description.abstractThe circular economy is commonly acknowledged as a solution to ecological problems such as resource depletion and waste emissions. New economic opportunities emerge by transitioning from a linear to a circular economy and innovative business models are needed to translate these opportunities into business reality. In recent years, researchers have investigated a variety of approaches to circular business models, but few studies have been conducted associating internal company dynamics with sustainable circular business approaches. Consequently, the purpose of this study is to investigate the internal dynamics of young and small-scale companies in Germany that adopt a sustainable circular business model. This study focuses on internal barriers, enablers, competences and drivers to sustainable circular business model implementation. A case-based research design was applied, drawing on semi-structured interviews with 12 founders of businesses and organisations with a sustainable circular business model. The study develops four strategies to overcome barriers to sustainable circular business model adoption in young and small-scale companies: (1) human-centeredness in all activities affected by circular business model adoption, (2) high commitment for circularity on the managerial level, (3) requirement of special skills and competences and (4) consideration of cultural aspects inside and outside the company. Further empirical research about established and international incumbents with a sustainable circular business model is needed to be able to compare the internal dynamics of big and small companies in international contexts.en
dc.description.sponsorshipTU Berlin, Open-Access-Mittel – 2022
dc.identifier.eissn1099-0836
dc.identifier.issn0964-4733
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/19528
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-18327
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subject.ddc300 Sozialwissenschaften::330 Wirtschaft::330 Wirtschaft
dc.subject.othercircular business model
dc.subject.othercircular economy
dc.subject.othercircular startup
dc.subject.otherinternal dynamics
dc.subject.othersmall‐medium enterprises
dc.subject.othersustainability
dc.titleThe impact of internal company dynamics on sustainable circular business development: Insights from circular startupsen
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1002/bse.3228
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue4
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleBusiness Strategy and the Environmenten
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameWiley
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceNew York, NY
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend1950
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart1931
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume32
dcterms.rightsHolder.referenceCreative-Commons-Lizenz
tub.accessrights.dnbfree
tub.affiliationFak. 7 Wirtschaft und Management::Inst. Technologie und Management (ITM)::FG Entrepreneurship & Innovationsmanagement (EIM)
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlin

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