Exploring the role of behavioural and technological factors for transitioning to a Circular Economy

   Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences

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  Prof Sankar Sivarajah, Dr Kamran Mahroof  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Circular Economy (CE) is broadly underpinned by the principles of:

  1. Design out waste and pollution
  2. Keeping products and materials in use
  3. Regenerate natural systems

All of these principles can help accelerate a shift towards combating environmental challenges and promoting sustainable development.

Similar to CE, innovative and disruptive technologies, such as Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics, have also grown in popularity in recent times, yet their role in contributing towards CE is still understudied. Despite the potential value of CE, further challenges, such as there being a disconnect between CE concepts and their use, behavioural disconnect, in terms of limited understanding of CE held by organisational managers and consumers, as well as a technological disconnect, in terms of there being a lack of insights into how innovative technologies, can assist in facilitating and supporting the uptake of CE, are all leading to renewed calls for an investigation into the behavioural and technological role of CE.

Accordingly, this proposed research aims to explore the role of behavioural and technological factors in facilitating successful CE uptake.

There may be scope for this project to be studied via Distance Learning.

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Funding Notes

This is a self-funded PhD project; applicants will be expected to pay their own fees or have a suitable source of third-party funding. UK applicants may be able to access the Doctoral Loan from Student Finance.

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