Does Access Trump Ownership?: Exploring Consumer Acceptance of Access-Based Consumption in the Case of SmartphonesPoppelaars, F.A. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), van Engelen, J.M.L. (author)Value creation in a circular economy is based on products being returned after use. In the case of smartphones, most are never returned and tend to be kept in drawers. Smartphone access services (e.g., leasing or upgrade) have been experimented with in the Netherlands but have been largely unsuccessful. This study explores the reasons why...journal article 2018
The Role of Product Design in Creating Circular Business Models:: A Case Study on the Lease and Refurbishment of Baby StrollersSumter, Deborah (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)In the transition to a circular economy companies are exploring new business models, implying a shift from selling products to offering products in circular business models, such as leasing.journal article 2018
Product design is thought to play a crucial role in enabling this. Having a robust overview of relevant design roles and competencies is of foundational...