Exploring Prospective Entrepreneurial Engagement and Stakeholders’ Involvement in the Circular Economy: An Empirical Study on the Concept of Växjö Reuse Village
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
During the search for a thesis topic, the researchers established contact with a civil servant at Växjö Municipality in Sweden who introduced them to the prospective project of the Reuse Village as part of the city’s waste management plan to enhance circular economy. Hence, the researchers’ purpose for this thesis is to explore the determined values and stakeholders’ involvement linked to the engagement of entrepreneurs towards a circular economy. Moreover, a thorough explanation of the literature review is conducted including the environmental, economic and social sustainability, in addition to the entrepreneurial and stakeholders’ involvement and the different sustainable oriented entrepreneurs and the values that could possibly influence the entrepreneurs. The researchers used mixed research methods that comprise of qualitative interviews, secondary research, and case studies based on documentary secondary data to give a deeper explanation of the stakeholders and entrepreneurial involvement and show their position in the field of circular economy especially in the Reuse Village project. The main findings of the thesis elaborate more on the importance of circular economy that governments and local municipalities are pushing for. The outcome presents the directions that stakeholders lean towards, regarding the Reuse Village, and shows how the relationship between the stakeholders plays a major role in the progress of the notion of circular economy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 84 p.
Waste management, circular economy, sustainability, triple bottom line, values, economic values, non-economic values, entrepreneurship, ecopreneurship, social entrepreneurship, values centered entrepreneurs, stakeholders, Växjö Reuse Village
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56570OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-56570DiVA: diva2:971757
Subject / course
Business Administration - Other
Entrepreneurship, Master Programme, 60 credits
2016-06-03, Linnaeus University, Växjö, 10:37 (English)
Lundberg, Hans, Universitetslektor
Ericsson, Daniel, Docent