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Designing sustainable product service systems in SMEs

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posted on 14.10.2014 by Ricardo J. Hernandez-Pardo, Tracy Bhamra, Ran Bhamra
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.

History

School

  • Design

Published in

The International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice

Volume

6

Issue

4

Pages

57 - 71

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.

Publisher

Common Ground Publishing

Version

NA (Not Applicable or Unknown)

Publication date

2013

Notes

This paper is closed access.

ISSN

2325-162X

eISSN

2325-1638

Language

en

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