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From Theory to Practice: Developing an Assessment Instrument to Measure Circularity Performance in Organizations

Codreanu, S.S. (2023) From Theory to Practice: Developing an Assessment Instrument to Measure Circularity Performance in Organizations.

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Abstract:The growing interest in circular economy has fostered the rise of attention circularity assessment receives. This spark in interest has led to the development of several assessment instruments however to date, no instrument that focuses on assessment practicality and comprehensiveness exists. Therefore, this research aims to design an assessment instrument in a survey format and based on the Business Model Canvas elements to evaluate circularity performance in organizations. Action design research is employed in collaboration with a consulting company with a particular focus on the retail industry as the elaboration process develops from problem identification to design and development, instrument implementation, evaluation, reflection, and knowledge generation. For its structure and content, the instrument undergoes a thorough development procedure focused on item generation via workshop sessions and purification via feedback sessions. The survey is refined in one iteration concluding with an assessment survey consisting of 130 items, divided into five topics and 21 subtopics representing the Business Model Canvas. Thus, this study contributes to research efforts in advancing the discussion on circularity assessment by developing a new instrument that aims to fill the current holistic assessment perspective gap in the literature. From a practice perspective, this tool can assist organizations pursue circular transformation by making evaluation more accessible, helping them evaluate current performance and advance in their transition.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
CGI Netherlands, Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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