A Circular Case: The Circular Economy and the Service Industry

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 and Comfort, Daphne (2020) A Circular Case: The Circular Economy and the Service Industry. International Journal of Management Cases, 22 (3). pp. 13-23.

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The concept of the circular economy is gaining momentum in political and business thinking about the transition to a more sustainable future. While some of this thinking has been focused on manufacturing, the service industries, which account for the lion’s share of global Gross Domestic product, will have a vital role to play in any transition process. This case study outlines the characteristics of the concept of the circular economy and explores how the retailing and hospitality industries are publicly addressing the circular economy. The case study reveals that the retail industry has, to date, made a greater commitment to the concept of the circular economy, than the hospitality industry, and offers some general reflections on the application of the concept within the service industries.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Circular economy; retail industry; hospitality industry; consumer behaviour; changing economic and political structures
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2321 Industry
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2020 14:20
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2023 09:18
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8614

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