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The Goods of Today are the Resources of Tomorrow: En kvalitativ studie om hur leverantörer och samarbetspartners är involverade i verksamheters hållbarhetsstyrning
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syfte: Studien syftar till att beskriva hur leverantörer och samarbetspartners är involverade i verksamheters cirkulära affärsmodeller och styrning mot cirkulär ekonomi. Vidare syftar studien till att redogöra för på vilket sätt cirkulära affärsmodeller stödjer företags arbete. 

Forskningsfråga: På vilka sätt är leverantörer och samarbetspartners involverade i verksamheters cirkulära affärsmodeller och styrning mot cirkulär ekonomi? 

Metod: I studien har en kvalitativ metod tillämpats. Insamlingen av empirisk data har genomförts utifrån sex olika verksamheters arbete med cirkulär ekonomi omfattande nio semistrukturerade intervjuer. Abduktiv ansats har tillämpats med grund i att uppsatsen bygger på både deduktiva och induktiva inslag.  

Slutsats: Resultatet av studien pekar på att leverantörer och samarbetspartners i många avseenden är involverade i verksamheters hållbarhetsstyrning och cirkulära affärsmodeller. Vi finner att leverantörer och samarbetspartners ges utrymme att påverka och medverka i verksamhetens produkt- och processutveckling. Samarbetet i nätverken inbegriper kompetensdelning där parterna tillsammans bidrar till varandras utveckling och innovation. I vilken utsträckning leverantörer och samarbetspartners är involverade skiljs åt mellan de olika verksamheterna. Vi finner begränsningar i vissa branscher som gör att resultatet inte kan generaliseras till alla typer av verksamheter. 

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Purpose: The purpose for this thesis is to describe how suppliers and business partners are involved in company’s circular business models and operation towards a circular economy. Furthermore, the study intends to clarify how circular business models support company’s work. 

Research question: In what ways are suppliers and business partners involved in company’s circular business models and operations towards circular economy? 

Methodology: In this thesis a qualitative method has been applied. Empirical data has been compiled through nine semistructured interviews from six different companys that actively work with circular economy. Abductive approach has been applied due to the thesis being based on both deductive and inductive contribution. 

Conclusion: The conclusion indicates that suppliers and business partners in many ways are involved in company’s sustainable operation and circular business models. It is discovered that many suppliers and business partners are given room to influence and contribute to company’s product and process development. The collaboration in business network includes competence sharing where partners contribute to each other’s development and innovation. To which extent suppliers and business partners are involved can however depend on line of work. We discover limitations in some line of works which affects the results applicability to all types of companies. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 52
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-86111OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-86111DiVA, id: diva2:1333738
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Business Administration - Management Accounting
Educational program
Business Administration and Economics Programme, specialization in Accounting and Management Control, 180 credits
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