Digital Infrastructures for Governance of Circular Economy: A Research Agenda

B.D. Rukanova, Y. Tan, Robin Hamerlinck, Frank Heijmann, J. Ubacht

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Abstract

Circular economy and sustainability are high on the political agendas of governments. Governments, but also other actors like banks, insurance companies, and auditing firms play a key role in setting (regulatory) requirements, instruments and incentives, as well as monitoring mechanisms to stimulate and monitor CE activities. Governance of CE for ensuring that CE regulation and instruments are properly implemented is key, however, lack of visibility in CE flows poses a major challenge. Digital infrastructure innovations hold potential to provide visibility into the CE flows. However, so far, in the IS and eGovernment research, there is very limited research on how digital infrastructure innovations can enable and support CE governance. In this paper, therefore, we provide a framework and outline a research agenda on that topic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEGOV2021 – IFIP EGOV-CeDEM-EPART 2021
PublisherDigital Government Society
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventEGOV2021 – IFIP EGOV-CeDEM-EPART 2021 - Granada, Spain
Duration: 7 Sep 20219 Sep 2021

Conference

ConferenceEGOV2021 – IFIP EGOV-CeDEM-EPART 2021
CountrySpain
CityGranada
Period7/09/219/09/21

Keywords

  • circular economy
  • governance
  • monitoring
  • digital infrastructures
  • data pipeline

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