Sustainable Business Management

Supervisors: Prof. Henri Hakala (LUT) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) with Industry Mentor Jonne Hellgren (Repack)

Option 1 Participation in circular economy platforms

Project: Circular Economy (CE) is changing the way value is created within and between industries. Participating in CE initiatives that challenge the established industry structures may be challenging and require unlearning from old-ways, nudging, incentives or legitimating actions to convince industrial partners and/or consumers to embrace the circular system.  The aim of this project is to investigate the why, how and which factors support the participation in circular ecosystems and platforms.

 

Option 2 The Business of Sharing

Project: Mechanisms allowing the re-use or sharing of products or materials without a full recycling loop, such as deposit-based packaging systems, have already been implemented in many areas. These types of systems also hold a potential for broader application in the spirit of ‘sharing economy’ and resource efficiency. The aim of this project is to investigate why, how and under which conditions companies are willing to ‘share’ a resource, product or knowledge in order to achieve systemic benefits.

 

Option 3 Collaborating towards sustainability standards

Project: Systemic changes often require regulation and standards. The voluntary collaboration within industries for things such as Bluetooth and Wifi have brought together even competing companies. More recently, voluntary ‘green deals’ have been discussed as way forward in sustainability transitions. The aim of this project is to investigate how, why and under which conditions companies collaborate to create industry standards, for example for re-usable packaging.

 

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Reference

LUT-DC3

Research Areas

International Business, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Supply Chain and Logistics

Research Host

Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology (LUT)

PhD awarding institution/s

Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology (LUT) & RMIT University

RMIT University

Other Positions

Supervisors

Prof. Tor Helge Aas (UiA) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Agder (UiA) & RMIT University

Supervisors

Prof. Tor Helge Aas (UiA) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Agder (UiA) & RMIT University

Supervisors

Prof. Mikko Pynnönen (LUT) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) Juha Kauppinen (Mikkeli Development, Miksei Ltd)

PhD awarding institution/s

Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology (LUT) & RMIT University

RMIT and many of the REDI partners are HSR4R certified
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034328.

Results reflect the author’s view only. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains