Managing Circular Business Model Uncertainties with Future Adaptive Design

Thomas Nyström, Katherine A. Whalen, Derek Diener, Marcel den Hollander, Robert H. W. Boyer
2021 Sustainability  
Designing products that can adapt to changes over time is crucial for managing product-related business risks in circular business models. However, there is limited circular economy research on how product adaptivity can contribute to more circular products and business models, especially in the early phases of business development and design. To address this research gap, this conceptual paper builds on the adaptable design concept and incorporates ideas from research on circular business
more » ... s and circular design literature. It proposes a framework we collectively term "Future Adaptive Design" to help manage product-related business risks in circular business models and investigates related design strategies for product-based companies aiming to adopt circular business models.
doi:10.3390/su131810361 fatcat:jtwtkhuiljgt7e5x6uiyp6ns3y