Alisha Tuladhar is a Research Fellow at the Digital Economy and Blockchain, with the Interreg Blockstart Programme [link] at the University of Surrey, UK. Her research focusses on blockchain based applications in the Logistics, Agrofood and Health sector. She is interested in understanding the implications of blockchain and its adoption on the business models of various SMEs.
She graduated with a PhD in Circular Economy Business Models at the School of Management, University of Bath, UK in November 2021. Prior to this, she completed her Master of Science (MSc) degree in Innovation and Technology Management with a distinction from the University of Bath, UK. Before coming to the UK, she worked and studied in Japan for four years where she completed her Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) degree from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) and worked at an IT firm after graduation.
Areas of specialism
This chapter critically traces the antecedents of the circular economy and presents its history in three periods—(i) pre-1990s; (ii) 1990–2010; and (iii) 2010–present and beyond—to illustrate how the narrative of the circular economy has developed over time. Following the history and contemporary implications of the concept, the chapter then addresses how the circular economy can move from theory to practice by discussing the various circular economy business models extant in the literature. Building on these, we propose a Holistic Circular Business Model Canvas. We conclude by discussing future research areas that are crucial for the development and adoption of the circular economy and circular economy business models.
4 Ways to Make Your Business Circular (nbs.net)