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6th International Conference on Technologies & Business Models for Circular Economy : conference proceedings
2024, proceedings

Abstract: The 6th International Conference on Technologies & Business Models for Circular Economy (TBMCE) was organized by the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of the University of Maribor in cooperation with Strategic Research and Innovation Partnership – Networks for the transition into circular economy (SRIP – Circular economy), managed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Štajerska. The conference was held in Portorož, Slovenia, at the Grand Hotel Bernardin from September 6th to September 8th, 2023. TBMCE 2023 was devoted to presentations of circular economy concepts, technologies and methodologies that contribute to the shift of business entities and society as a whole to a more responsible, circular management of resources. The conference program included a round table Standardization for circular economy – more secure and less complicated closing of material loops, 6 panel discussions, 1 plenary and 3 keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations. The event was under the patronage of Ministry of the Economy, Tourism and Sport and Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development. The Netherlands joined us as a partner country.
Keywords: sircular economy, sustainable development, processes and technologies, circular business models, research and development
Published in DKUM: 26.02.2024; Views: 493; Downloads: 557
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6th International Conference on Technologies & Business Models for Circular Economy : book of abstracts
2023

Abstract: The 6th International Conference on Technologies & Business Models for Circular Economy (TBMCE) was organized by the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Maribor in collaboration with the Strategic Research and Innovation Partnership - Networks for the Transition into Circular Economy (SRIP- Circular Economy), managed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska. The conference was held in Portorož, Slovenia, at the Grand Hotel Bernardin from September 6th to September 8th, 2023. The Netherlands joined us as a partner country of the conference. TBMCE 2023 was devoted to presentations of circular economy concepts, technologies and methodologies that contribute to the shift of business entities and society as a whole to a more responsible, circular management of resources. The conference program included panel discussions, plenary and keynote sessions, oral and poster presentations on the following topics: Sustainable energy, Biomass and alternative raw materials, Circular business models, Secondary raw materials and functional materials, ICT in Circular Economy, Processes and technologies. Panel discussions addressed following topics: Capture, storage or conversion of CO2 or H2?, The potential of small scale biorefining, Circular economy in construction – myth or real opportunity?, Importance of circular communities in international arena, Sector Coupling: pathways to integrated energy systems, Combating water pollution by plastic waste. The event was
Keywords: circular economy, sustainable development, processes and technologies, circular business models, research and development
Published in DKUM: 01.09.2023; Views: 351; Downloads: 45
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5th International Conference on Technologies & Business Models for Circular Economy : Conference Proceedings
2023

Abstract: The 5th International Conference on Technologies & Business Models for Circular Economy (TBMCE) was organized by the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Maribor in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska and SRIP- Circular Economy. The conference was held in Portorož, Slovenia, at the Grand Hotel Portorož from September 12th to September 14th, 2022. TBMCE 2022 was devoted to presentations of circular economy concepts, technologies and methodologies that contribute to the shift of business entities and society as a whole to a more responsible, circular management of resources. The conference program included a round table: Asia – factory of the world, what about the EU?, 4 panel discussions, 1 plenary and 4 keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations on the following topics: Sustainable energy, Biomass and alternative raw materials, Circular business models, Secondary raw materials and functional materials, ICT in Circular Economy, Processes and technologies. The event was under the honorary patronage of Mr. Matjaž Han, Minister of Economic Development and Technology.
Keywords: circular economy, sustainable development, processes and technologies, circular business models, research and development
Published in DKUM: 30.01.2023; Views: 561; Downloads: 34
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5th International Conference on Technologies & Business Models for Circular Economy, [September 12th to September 14th 2022, Portorož, Slovenia] : Book of Abstracts
2022

Abstract: The 5th International Conference on Technologies & Business Models for Circular Economy (TBMCE) was organized by the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Maribor in collaboration with the Strategic Research and Innovation Partnership - Networks for the Transition into Circular Economy (SRIP- Circular Economy) and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska. The conference was held in Portorož, Slovenia, at the Grand Hotel Portorož from September 12th to September 14th, 2022. TBMCE 2022 was devoted to presentations of circular economy concepts, technologies and methodologies that contribute to the shift of business entities and society as a whole to a more responsible, circular management of resources. The conference program included panel discussions, plenary and keynote sessions, oral and poster presentations on the following topics: Sustainable energy, Biomass and alternative raw materials, Circular business models, Secondary raw materials and functional materials, ICT in Circular Economy, Processes and technologies. The event was under the patronage of Ministry of Economic Development and Technology.
Keywords: circular economy, sustainable development, processes and technologies, circular business models, research and development
Published in DKUM: 09.09.2022; Views: 515; Downloads: 98
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Importance of business models in circular economy : bachelor thesis
Fernández Gómez Raquel, 2022, undergraduate thesis

Abstract: This bachelor thesis studies and analyzes the importance of business models in the Circular Economy. The company studied is an SME, i.e. 10 to 250 employees. The smaller companies are mainly confronted with the problem of resources, and the larger ones with their strategic orientation. The aim is to generate a guideline or way of doing that serves as a model for the SMEs already created so that the transition from the Linear Economy, which is still predominant today, to a Circular Economy. The idea is, after the study, a real case study of SMEs working with the premises of CE to establish a market model that follows the same. To support changes, we have documented the different business models currently in use, choosing the Canvas Business Model for several reasons and making the various changes necessary to make this a sustainable and circular model. In addition, it is established that the process of innovation and modification must be applied as a continuous cyclical process. If the company wants to be successful, it is a continuous cycle model, which should never stop.
Keywords: Business Models for Circular Economy, Business Model Canvas, Industrial symbiosis, Ressource efficciency, Synergies, Sustainable development, CE in SMEs, Circular Economy, Product Sustainable Design.
Published in DKUM: 12.07.2022; Views: 593; Downloads: 36
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Testing the sustainability of growth of the LJSEX in the January 2000 to May 2010 period
Aleš Ahčan, 2011, original scientific article

Abstract: In this paper we analyse the behaviour of the LJSEX, the main index of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange, in the period from January 2000 till May 2010. More precisely, we test for the presence of bubbles and antibubbles and try to determine whether or not a bubble could have been predicted (both the formation and the date of the bubble burst). Second, we also employ techniques used to model antibubbles to forecast the future behaviour of the LJSE index. Besides modelling index dynamics for the aforementioned period, we also seek to determine the factors that led to the bubble forming and later bursting. We find that the bubble could have been forecasted at least several months in advance. On the other hand, a very precise date of the crash seems harder to identify. By more closely analysing the interplay between interest rates, credit activity and the LJSEX, we conclude that there is a clear connection between decreasing interest rates, increased credit activity and the formation of a stock bubble. If there is a clear correlation between the early phase of a bubble and increased credit activity of the banking sector, the link between the end of the bubble and the restriction of credit activity is less pronounced. By fitting the extended antibubble model from (Johansen 1999a) we obtain the values of parameters that give us some indication of the future behaviour of the LJSEX. Based on these results we conclude that in the next few years we are likely to experience a period of increased volatility with no clear increasing or decreasing growth pattern.
Keywords: exchange, interest rate, business mathematics, calculations, models
Published in DKUM: 22.01.2018; Views: 1146; Downloads: 351
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Mobile wallets' business models : refining strategic partnerships
Uschi Buchinger, Heritiana Ranaivoson, Pieter Ballon, 2015, original scientific article

Abstract: Background and Purpose: Though Mobile Wallets have the potential to entirely substitute their physical predecessor, many Mobile Wallets narrow their operations to one particular feature. This might be because of strategic business- model design choices to position themselves strategically as intermediates between users and business partners (third parties) in more delimited markets. Thus, Mobile Wallet Applications (MWAs) often represent platforms in narrow two-sided market structures. Design/Methodology/Approach: The paper focuses on the economics of such platforms by the means of a business model analysis. It examines how business partners are integrated in four MWAs’ strategies: Key Ring, FidMe, Apple Passbook and Qustomer. Results: The paper shows that MWAs strive to incorporate not only a large quantity of partners but also such with a high brand value (quality of partners) in their organization design. These partners shape their service design since none of the platforms offer products or services themselves. Hence, MWAs are dependent on the third parties’ capacity and willingness to fulfill engagements and meet the customer demands. Conclusion: MWAs - though concerned with the inclusion and management of loyalty points and schemes - do not leverage the possibility to generate revenue via third parties’ loyalty points. Theoretically, MWAs could reward or redeem loyalty points themselves.
Keywords: mobile wallets, mobile wallet applications, loyalty schemes, business models, two-sided markets
Published in DKUM: 04.12.2017; Views: 1480; Downloads: 162
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Does grade level matter for the assesment of business process management maturity?
Renata Gabryelczyk, 2016, original scientific article

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to create and test the practical application of a business process management maturity assessment conducted at two different grade levels (management and professional level) in an organization. The conceptual framework for this research includes creating a business process maturity indicator (BPMI) for six process areas: strategy, documentation, optimization, implementation, execution, and controlling. The comparative analysis of the business process management maturity is performed using the BPMI on two cases: inside a single organization and the sector internally.
Keywords: management, business process, models, strategy, optimization, execution, control
Published in DKUM: 13.11.2017; Views: 1055; Downloads: 191
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Environmental management of business processes
Vesna Čančer, 2000, original scientific article

Abstract: Since the decision-makers in enterprises will accept the goals of environmental management only if they are motivated enough, comprehensible and useful tools should be generated to support environmentally oriented business decision- making. For that reason, a general optimisation model of the multiphase business process is presented in this paper. This model includes the possibilities for an integrated approach to environmental protection so that it can be applied as a scenario by the business process simulation for the evaluation of environmentally oriented business decisions on business performance. Furthermore, development and application possibilities of the presented model are introduced. Some measures of resource efficiency are developed using the presented optimisation model.
Keywords: management, environment, company, decision making, environmental protection, business, company business, optimization, business process, models
Published in DKUM: 04.07.2017; Views: 1197; Downloads: 129
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Business system: sustainable development and anticipatory systems thinking
Vojko Potočan, Matjaž Mulej, 2002, original scientific article

Abstract: The existence and development of humankind depends a lot upon a co-ordinatet operation of all areas and levels of human activity. However, in either theory or practice we found no model of operation, which would offer a harmonized and target oriented development. A possible solution is offered by sustainable development, which tries to the define and carry out common goals of human kind with a holistic harmonization of humans activities at all levels of their living and behaviour. Companies belong to central institutions of the modern society and assentially co-create the sustainability of society. Companies endeavour (e.g. by simulation and planning) to prepare models of their goals and ways concerning their internal and external environment. On the basis of systems approach, we can define companies as business systems, which can best survive in a log-run on the basis of sustainable development. This business system's effort can also be supported by the application of the ancipatory systems thinking which can improve its planning methods, if it is holistic, understood as a future oriented mental activity made of its methodological approach, techniques, and modes of work. Its characteristics have a direct impact of holism of the definition of goals, on the orientation of operation, and hence achievement of the business system's results.
Keywords: business systems, sustainable development, development, models, business, planning, business planning, results
Published in DKUM: 04.07.2017; Views: 1014; Downloads: 95
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