2.3.1 Four types of value creation (1/3)

Course subject(s) Module 2. Business Value in a Circular Economy

For a business to be successful, it needs to be able to create and capture value.

Dr Erwin van der Laan and David Peck discuss four ways businesses can create value in a circular economy. We return to these four types of value creation in the Philips Healthcare case and in the assignment.

In this video, Erwin van der Laan explains what ‘sourcing value’ is:

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  • Sourcing value refers to all types of direct cost reductions and savings that can arise from closed loop business practices.
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