عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Business incubators as effective tools for driving circular economy
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
دستگاه های جوجه کشی تجاری به عنوان ابزاری موثر برای پیشبرد اقتصاد دایره ای
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Journal of Cleaner Production, 266 (2020) 121999: doi:10:1016/j:jclepro:2020:121999
The circular economy (CE), which reimagines waste as economic opportunity, has been largely over- looked by traditional entrepreneurs. One explanation for this oversight is that limited information ﬂow and cognitive bias limit their ability to recognize and develop CE opportunities. We propose a framework for a CE-focused incubator that removes these barriers to circular economy entrepreneurship. The framework deﬁnes how multiple stakeholders interact in order to provide critical information for CE development. Stakeholders include ﬁrms seeking economical ways to handle waste, ﬁrms that might use waste as value-added input, government agencies, and circular economy analysts that can provide potentially beneﬁcial information, e.g. via Material Flow Analysis. Entrepreneurs would be recruited to develop CE ventures. The government would be asked to support initial ﬁnancing, but the ﬁnal start-ups would stand on their own as enterprises worthy of venture capital funding. The collaborative environ- ment would promote proﬁtable CE behavior. CE entrepreneurs need access to relevant information and a supportive network, both of which the CE-focused incubator we propose provides. Future work is needed to implement CE-incubators to engage entrepreneurs to realize economic and environmental beneﬁts.© 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Circular economy | Entrepreneurship | Material flows analysis | Incubator | CE incubator | Circular economy incubator