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Identifying critical technology actors in waste flow management

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET'15 Conference, Management of the Technology Age
Subtitle of host publicationAugust 2-6, 2015, Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, Portland, Oregon, USA
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-890843-32-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventPortland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferencePortland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology
Period1/01/00 → …


Waste flow business ecosystems include numerous actors ranging from regulatory bodies actively involved in numerous business and non-governmental actors. High amount of actors can be considered as an entry barrier for new technological actors. Yet, business potential that relates on waste flow management is enormous globally but without conceptualizing the ecosystem in detail level, the business potential might not be fully discovered. In the present study we followed existent insights in literature and applied business ecosystem theories into Brazilian waste flow business. Based on our framework, critical technology actors can be identified in the waste flow management and possibilities they enable may be revealed. We also discuss fruitful avenues to continue the research further.


  • waste management, Brazilian waste flow business ecosystem, critical technology actor identification, regulatory bodies, technological actors, waste flow management, Biological system modeling, Business, Ecosystems, Recycling, Sorting, Technological innovation, Waste management

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Field of science, Statistics Finland