Circular Economy

  • International conference
  • 12 October 2017

Welcome to Circular Economy 2017

On 12 October 2017 the Department of Business Development and Technology at Aarhus BSS will host the conference Circular Economy 2017.

The concept of circular economy has recently moved from specialized academic settings to the circles of decision makers. Not only has the concept been popularized by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, it has also been anchored into institutional thinking, as for example through the EU Commission’s Circular Economy Package of 2015.

As defined by the EU, circular economy is about minimizing waste and maintaining the value of products, materials and resources in the economy for as long as possible. In order to reach these goals, decision makers request solid research in order to help them define policies and practices.

Therefore, we invite contributions from a variety of research fields, in order to nurture discussions of the following questions: 

What are the newest findings concerning circular economy? How do we manage the interfaces between the different scientific disciplines? How do we communicate new insights to decision makers with no scientific background? How do we encourage awareness about potential unintended consequences that might surge in the wake of circular economy-initiatives?

> see the call for papers

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