Product reuse economics in closed-loop supply chain research

Atalay Atasu, V. Daniel R. Guide, Luk N. Van Wassenhove

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Abstract

This paper provides a critical review of analytic research on the business economics of product reuse inspired by industrial practice. Insights and critical assumptions are provided for each paper. We further classify the research into four streams: industrial engineering/operations research, design, strategy, and behavioral, and present a framework linking these streams. We find that some modeling assumptions risk being institutionalized, and suggest a renewed exploration of industrial practice. Future research should also include empirical work on consumer behavior, product diffusion, and valuation of returns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-496
Number of pages14
JournalProduction and Operations Management
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

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Supply chains
Consumer behavior
Industrial engineering
Operations research
Economics
Industry
Product diffusion
Research design
Modeling
Consumer behaviour
Reuse
Closed-loop supply chain

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Atasu, Atalay ; Guide, V. Daniel R. ; Van Wassenhove, Luk N. / Product reuse economics in closed-loop supply chain research. In: Production and Operations Management. 2008 ; Vol. 17, No. 5. pp. 483-496.
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