Circular Economy Research and Practice: Past, Present and Future

Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie, Amila Kasun Sampath Udage Kankanamge, Matthew Abunyewah, G. M.Monirul Alam, Angela Erdiaw-Kwasie, Michael Afful Andoh, Kofi Kusi Owusu-Ansah

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The continuing emergence of circular economy (CE) research and practice as a critically important concept for the foreseeable future has renewed interest in understanding its theory and practice. In this chapter, we first analyse the evolution of CE research and practice by examining research published over the last decade. We then summarise the key themes emerging from review articles over the past decades. These themes form the basis of a proposed integrative CE research and practice synergy model. We further offer suggestions for future research by proposing critical topics and emerging themes for future research, such as organisational circular economy attitudes, knowledge synthesis and exchange, circular economy practice taxonomy, and circular economy pandemic response. We conclude by offering conceptual perspectives and highlighting key recent developments that will likely impact future practice and should be addressed by scholars.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCircular Economy Strategies and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
EditorsMichael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie, G. M. Monirul Alam
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Singapore
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9789819930838
ISBN (Print)9789819930821
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

Publication series

NameSustainable Development Goals Series
VolumePart F2780
ISSN (Print)2523-3084
ISSN (Electronic)2523-3092


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