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Influential Factors in Long-term Product Service System Contracts
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This dissertation presents different aspects of long-term contract for product service system (PSS); also different issues that companies are dealt for implementation of PSS. The study consists of literature review for understanding factors which can affect long-term PSS contracts. Different generic categories of green business models which are used in PSS contracts have been addressed and in addition, various models of contracts for PSS in industries have been identified too. The important factors which can influence these types of contracts are categorized in six major aspects organizational, social, economic, technological, legal and environmental.

Each of these factors separately has been analyzed by reviewing related literature. Moreover a general evaluation about effect of each factor in other influential factors has been presented. In respect of long duration of contract, the rate of uncertainty is higher than traditional method of buying a product. Here, problems which are related to each of these factors have been addressed. Moreover, different approaches of companies for these problems have been discussed which these solutions can be useful for other providers in similar situation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 99 p.
Keyword [en]
PSS, Contract, Long-term, Factors, Aspects, Relation
National Category
Environmental Management
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-72367ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-A--11/01228--SEOAI: diva2:459654
Subject / course
Environmental Technology and Management
2011-11-14, IPK3, A-House, Linkoping University, Linkoping, 13:15 (English)
Available from: 2011-11-28 Created: 2011-11-27 Last updated: 2011-11-28Bibliographically approved

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