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Three types of approaches to product longevity: a multiple case study of 18 best-practice companies

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Show simple item record Byrial Jensen, Peter Møller Haase, Louise Nhu Laursen, Linda 2021-06-17T08:21:29Z 2021-06-17T08:21:29Z 2021
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Product longevity is one of the keys to achieving more sustainable production and consumption patterns. However, in many companies, extending the longevity of products means overcoming several complex barriers. For small and medium sized enterprises, it may be difficult to identify where to start, and the available solutions may seem too complex or radical and therefore may be ignored as viable options. The purpose of this paper is to study how best-practice companies implement product longevity in everyday practices and map the principles of how they engage with product longevity at different stages of the development process, to provide knowledge about the solutions available to companies. We conducted a multiple case study of companies striving to design and produce long-lasting products. Through interviews with developers, CFOs and CEOs from 18 best-practice companies that work systematically with product longevity, we identified three key types of approaches to implementing product longevity: performance-driven approaches, behaviour change-driven approaches, and vision driven approaches. The key approaches forms a baseline for a discussion about companies implementing these types of approaches and their ability to adopt them. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 4th PLATE 2021 Virtual Conference, 26-28 May 2021;
dc.subject product lifetime en_US
dc.subject planned obsolescence en_US
dc.subject product durability en_US
dc.subject product lifetime extension en_US
dc.subject prolonged product life en_US
dc.title Three types of approaches to product longevity: a multiple case study of 18 best-practice companies en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.31880/10344/10218
dc.contributor.sponsor Spar Nord Foundation en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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