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Title: Designing sustainable product service systems in SMEs
Authors: Hernandez-Pardo, Ricardo J.
Bhamra, T.A.
Bhamra, Ran S.
Keywords: Sustainability
Design process
Product Service Systems
Business strategy
Small and Medium Enterprises
Information and Communication Technologies
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Common Ground Publishing
Citation: HERNANDEZ-PARDO, R.J., BHAMRA, T.A. and BHAMRA, R.S., 2013. Designing sustainable product service systems in SMEs. The International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice, 6 (4), pp.57-71.
Abstract: Sustainable Product Service System (PSS) is a promising approach to support companies to move toward more competitive and sustainable business models. In this paper a research approach is presented to identify and develop opportunities to design sustainable PSS particularly oriented to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This approach is based on the integration of Product and Service Design with the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). This integration delimits the space of reference to search for opportunities to design sustainable PSS making the process more practical and suitable for SMEs. The research approach is presented as a design framework intended to be used by government agencies, research centres, universities, consultancies or other major actors working with SMEs in the design of sustainable business models. Finally, the strengths and limitations of the framework and potential future directions for research in this area are discussed.
Description: This paper is closed access.
Version: Closed access
DOI: 10.3390/su4020175
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16061
Publisher Link: http://ijgmpp.cgpublisher.com/
ISSN: 2325-162X
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Design School)

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