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Circular supply chains in emerging economies – a comparative study of packaging recovery ecosystems in China and Brazil

Circular supply chains in emerging economies – a comparative study of packaging recovery ecosystems in China and Brazil
Circular supply chains in emerging economies – a comparative study of packaging recovery ecosystems in China and Brazil
This paper provides a circular supply chain perspective of packaging recovery ecosystems being implemented by Tetra Pak, a prime global player in the food packaging industry, in two major emerging economies: China and Brazil. The circular supply chain archetype considered in the research allowed a consistent comparative analysis of Tetra Pak’s circular supply chains in both countries. Through a case study approach, the research provides theoretical propositions and learning points that are valuable for academics and practitioners interested in the Chinese and Brazilian markets as well as in the supply chains supporting recovery ecosystems in the packaging industry. In particular, the distinct environments in the Chinese and Brazilian markets render Tetra Pak opportunities to design circular supply chains in different ways showing adaptation and learning to local market characteristics. The industrial perspectives from these emerging economies add to the contributions offered in the paper. Overall, the conceptual considerations and practical recommendations presented in the paper provide useful insights for the development of further studies and implementation of industrial practices advocated by the circular economy.
circular supply chains, packaging recovery ecosystems, circular economy, emerging economies, multinational operations
0020-7343
Batista, Luciano
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Gong, Yu
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Bittar, Alexandre
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Batista, Luciano, Gong, Yu, Pereira, Susana, Jia, Fu and Bittar, Alexandre (2018) Circular supply chains in emerging economies – a comparative study of packaging recovery ecosystems in China and Brazil. International Journal of Production Research. (doi:10.1080/00207543.2018.1558295).

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This paper provides a circular supply chain perspective of packaging recovery ecosystems being implemented by Tetra Pak, a prime global player in the food packaging industry, in two major emerging economies: China and Brazil. The circular supply chain archetype considered in the research allowed a consistent comparative analysis of Tetra Pak’s circular supply chains in both countries. Through a case study approach, the research provides theoretical propositions and learning points that are valuable for academics and practitioners interested in the Chinese and Brazilian markets as well as in the supply chains supporting recovery ecosystems in the packaging industry. In particular, the distinct environments in the Chinese and Brazilian markets render Tetra Pak opportunities to design circular supply chains in different ways showing adaptation and learning to local market characteristics. The industrial perspectives from these emerging economies add to the contributions offered in the paper. Overall, the conceptual considerations and practical recommendations presented in the paper provide useful insights for the development of further studies and implementation of industrial practices advocated by the circular economy.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2 December 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 27 December 2018
Keywords: circular supply chains, packaging recovery ecosystems, circular economy, emerging economies, multinational operations

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Local EPrints ID: 427165
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/427165
ISSN: 0020-7343
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Date deposited: 04 Jan 2019 17:30
Last modified: 27 Dec 2019 05:01

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