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Business innovation for product repairability: implications for future policies

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dc.contributor.author Dao, Tung
dc.contributor.author Cooper, Tim.
dc.contributor.author Watkins, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-16T10:40:49Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-16T10:40:49Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10205
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper summarises recent legislative initiatives concerning repair and aims to identify the potential implications for future policies with reference to the Right to Repair and the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan. In order to achieve this aim, it offers evidence from 21 interviews with business practitioners. These practitioners comprise experts from companies that manufacture or sell products or provide after-sales services in three product sectors – clothing, furniture, and electrical and electronic equipment. Findings from analysis of the interviews are explored to identify value creation opportunities for and challenges to business innovation through product repairability. The research also addresses the importance of contributions from and collaboration between business stakeholders (e.g. manufacturers, retailers, brands and repair service providers) and customers in achieving successful business innovation. Business support needs from government are then addressed, followed by proposals for future legislation – including a reconsideration of product standards and the introduction of financial incentives. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 4th PLATE 2021 Virtual Conference, 26-28 May 2021;
dc.subject right to repair en_US
dc.subject repairability en_US
dc.subject circular economy en_US
dc.subject business innovation en_US
dc.subject sustainable business mode en_US
dc.title Business innovation for product repairability: implications for future policies en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.31880/10344/10205
dc.contributor.sponsor Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Design Research Society (DRS) en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Research And Development Management Association (RADMA) en_US
dc.relation.projectid EP/N022645/1 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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