Temporal Comparative Analysis of Industrial Symbiosis in a Business Network: Opportunities of Circular Economy

Florencio de Souza F, Bigarelli Ferreira M, Valélia Saraceni A, Mendes Betim L, Lucas Pereira T, Petter RRH, Negri Pagani R, Mauricio Martins de Resende L, et al. (2020). Temporal Comparative Analysis of Industrial Symbiosis in a Business Network: Opportunities of Circular Economy. Sustainability 12 (5): e1832. DOI:10.3390/su12051832.

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Abstract

The objective of this work is to perform a temporal comparative analysis in a network of companies in the furniture sector, in Santa Catarina, southern Brazil, presenting drivers through circular economy modeling. The study was performed applying the model proposed by Saraceni et al. (2017) in a network of Furniture companies in Concórdia, Brazil. The model diagnoses the presence of industrial symbiosis practices in five domains variables involving Technical, Economic, Political, Information and Organizational Factors, influencing three spheres: by-product exchange, service sharing, and managerial cooperation. The study addressed the positive relationship aspects of the circular economy as guidelines for improving the industrial symbiosis of the network. The results of data collection in 2019 were compared with the results of the application made in 2014. The comparison revealed a significant advance from 2014 to 2019 towards Industrial Symbiosis, highlighting that corrective actions and circular economy strategies may lead this business network to be the first Industrial Symbiosis case in Brazil in the next few years, meanwhile fostering the ecological network’s process to the country.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: industrial symbiosis; ecological networks; business networks; circular economy; industrial ecology; cooperation in management
Research Programs: Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2020 08:07
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2020 08:11
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/16837

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