E-Commerce

Product Recovery In Networks

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Executive Summary

This paper deals with product recovery. Especially the paper sets out to scrutinize the organization of product recovery starting with firms who want to 'Get rid of' obsolete products, followed by the transformations of these products, so that they can be sold to new users. The paper provides two illustrations of how product recovery can be organized. The authors have chosen to use examples from the electronics industry, focusing on the product recovery processes of PCs. An industrial network perspective is applied to analyze how product recovery impact on the activity patterns, the resource constellation, and web of actors respectively.

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