Moving to a Circular Economy in China: Transforming Industrial Parks into Eco-industrial Parks

John A. Mathews, Hao Tan, Mei Chih Hu

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Abstract

China’s moves to introduce a Circular Economy have attracted wide attention as a solution to severe problems of resource inefficiency and lack of resource productivity. This article highlights the distinctive strategy of focusing such efforts on existing industrial parks, turning them into eco-industrial parks. It provides three case studies and highlights the management issues involved as overcoming reverse salients and capturing network advantages. China is an especially instructive case because it starts well behind the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries and thereby has much to gain by adopting comprehensive policies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-181
Number of pages25
JournalCalifornia Management Review
Volume60
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 13th Five-Year Plan
  • China
  • Circular Economy
  • network governance
  • reverse salient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management

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