Marcello Tonelli

Marcello Tonelli
WorlDynamics · Sustainability Research & Development

PhD
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Introduction
Current research interests: sustainable development with strong attention to circular economy and base of the pyramid.

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Publications (59)
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In recent years, the Circular Economy (CE) has gained worldwide attention as an effective alternative economic system to the current take-make-waste model of production and consumption. As more and more firms begin to recognize the potential of this novel approach, the CE quickly moves from theory to practice and the demand for a coherent and struc...
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In the face of the many threats, challenges, and opportunities posed by the linear way of production, a new economic model is beginning to emerge with strong impetus as the panacea for an economically successful and environmentally sustainable future. The Circular Economy (CE) is essentially an alternative industrial model where value-creation syst...
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Once the gap between preferred and actual position is known, management can commence the formulation a CE strategy. This will mean taking key decisions regarding the CE business model(s) to adopt and the roll-out approach. Finally, senior management will need to decide whether the strategy will be implemented top-down, bottom-up, or rather by invol...
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Throughout the world, governing bodies at local, regional, and national levels are increasingly embedding circular principles in their development plans and territorial strategies to become more sustainable and eventually break away from a spiral of environmental degradation that is suffocating them. In some cases, specific environmental and circul...
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A business model is generally referred to as the way a company organizes itself to generate value for customers and thus revenues from its operations and shareholders. Traditional business models, where the company purely focuses on increasing sales and loses track of its products after the point of sale, are no longer fit for the 21st century. As...
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The CE does not aim at changing the profit-maximization paradigm of businesses. Rather, it suggests an alternative way of thinking to attain a Sustained Competitive Advantage (SCA), while concurrently addressing the environmental and socio-economic concerns of the 21st century. Indeed, stepping away from linear forms of production can lead to the d...
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In recent years, the circular economy has quickly moved from theory to practice, with numerous companies in every industry embracing circular practices. And as more and more firms begin to recognize the potential of the CE, the demand for a coherent and simple framework for action – one that companies can rely upon when commencing their circular jo...
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The significance of core competencies linked to environmental sustainability and the subsequent ability of a company to outperform competitors by doing things differently could prove decisive in years to come. Yet, because of the intense pressure of competing over costs and quality in the short term, most companies do not spend sufficient time deve...
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Not all resources and capabilities are good enough to create a new core competence and so it becomes essential to properly assess them prior to investing in them. This is the purpose of data analysis, a process to collect, prioritize, and integrate information at company, industry, and external levels. The most established management tool used to e...
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Identifying the most attractive strategic position within the industry is an essential step in any strategy development process; hence, there are already tools which are well tested and consolidated for the task. One of these, which seems the most appropriate for a calibration based on the new circular dynamics that are disrupting the business envi...
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution, where disruptive technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, and robotics are making the physical, digital, and biological dimensions increasingly interconnected to each other, is rapidly becoming a reality, urging businesses to re-invent their operations if they are to keep pace with the wave of i...
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By the time a strategy is decided and ready to be implemented, it is also important to have identified the most relevant product-related tools to accurately compare current practice with the newly devised solutions. These tools focus on flows of production and consumption for goods and services; they evaluate resource use and environmental impacts...
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Since the advent of the Second Industrial Revolution in 1880, humanity has experienced an unprecedented and steady growth in global wealth. What is now generally defined as “human development” as not come without a cost. The industrial model which stands at the roots of our current standards of living has taken shape around what is defined as a lin...
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Circular Economy (CE) is today a major concept within the sustainability debate (Geissdoerfer, Savageta, Bocken & Hultinkb, 2017). Its theoretical arguments are widely accepted-especially at a crosscountry institutional level-but businesses still seem reluctant to acknowledge it as a revenue-making paradigm. This ongoing study aims to reveal where,...
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Traditional firms operating in the automotive sector are characterized by severe environmental impacts and major structural inefficiencies. Some leaders have already started to revolutionize the industry with important innovations in design, use patterns, and remanufacturing operations.
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Entrepreneurship at the Bottom of the Pyramid seeks to demonstrate students the range of entrepreneurial activities that can be implemented in developing countries to alleviate poverty. The book blends theory, visual examples and practical learning activities to help students apply their knowledge and encourage thinking'outside the box'. It begi...
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This chapter looks at the types of poverty that are found in the developing world and the various theories that have been put forward for the causes of this poverty. Understanding the causes of poverty can help find solutions and provide a pathway for people to work their way out of it. It must be remembered that if there are no jobs then no-one ca...
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This chapter gives a glimpse of where the BoP in the world actually is and what it means to be in that position. The BoP is often seen as a market that would challenge MNCs to think innovatively about how they could access a customers base who live (survive) on less than $2 a day. Besides the limitations imposed by poor infrastructure, unreliable...
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While there have been proponents as well as critics of the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) approach, especially with regard to the role of multinational corporations (MNCs), the entrepreneurial potential of the poor has been widely recognised, particularly in the context of alleviating poverty on a large scale. However, definitions of entrepreneurial a...
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There is widespread recognition that small and micro-enterprises play a significant part in the process of economic development in every country, meaning that the entrepreneur is the catalyst of economic progress. However, studies in developing countries − where most small businesses are better classified as ‘survival’ micro-enterprises given that...
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The move from the countryside to the city, urbanisation, is a universal phenomenon happening in both developed and developing countries, but differs considerably across geographies in how it happens and its outcomes. Some nations have experienced urbanisation that was accompanied by skills upgrading, industrialisation and the expansion of a formal...
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All businesses need financing at some stage when starting up or during growth. However, micro-entrepreneurs often do not have access to finance (and therefore resources and knowledge) which would enable them to be more effective, more productive, more responsive to changes in the local environment, and to recognise the potential for growth and deve...
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The necessity and effectiveness of micro-level techniques for reaching the most vulnerable have been strongly established over the years. However, most micro-enterprise programmes have historically centred on individual success. Although individual achievement is valuable, an individualistic strategy may jeopardise community and sustainable develop...
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This chapter looks at the traditional concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and how large multinational corporations (MNCs) contribute to the support of those at the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) and their role in the development of entrepreneurship. When MNCs support economic activities in the developing world, is becomes evident that the...
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Stable governments are critical to the wellbeing of any country. Stability is essential for economic development and growth as are frameworks that provide some security for investors. Many developing countries have new and often unstable political structures, and their infrastructure - both financial and physical - is underdeveloped. Much of the fi...
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Countries have to develop in their own way, but the extent to which outside assistance is required for this to happen is hotly debated. There is broad agreement today that economic growth and wealth creation are essential to poverty eradication, but few would argue that economic growth on its own is sufficient: infrastructure weaknesses, poor healt...
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Book discussion: presenting the main concepts
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There is strong evidence across the media that humanity has finally come to recognize the certainty and imminence of a global environmental crisis due to man-triggered ecological alterations. This widespread recognition of what is happening around us has matured even further as studies acknowledging that everything on Earth is interconnected begin...
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The term meditation encompasses a broad range of different practices, including reciting religious scriptures, chanting sacred mantras, progressive muscle relaxation, exercising deep breathing, sitting in silence, dancing, or even screaming. Spirituality through meditation is becoming widespread in the mainstream business world.
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An approach is proposed and applied to five industries to prove how phenomenology can be valuable in rethinking consumer markets (Popp & Holt, 2013). The purpose of this essay is to highlight the potential implications that 'phenomenological thinking' brings for competitiveness and innovation (Sanders, 1982), hence helping managers being more innov...
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The interest in poverty and the moral sense of 'helping the poor'are a constant topic in Western culture (Moyo 2009). In recent years, multinational corporations (MNCs) have evolved in their understanding of how social issues, such as poverty alleviation, relate to their fundamental purposes. From a business strategy point of view,'socially res...
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Participatory Action Research in remote developing settings
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We support Shane and Venkataraman’s (2000) basic idea of an “entrepreneurship nexus” where characteristics of the actor as well as those of the “opportunity” they work on influence action and outcomes in the creation of new economic activities. However, a review of the literature reveals that very little progress has been made on the core issues pe...
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The concept of entrepreneurship has developed during the past decades and has a long history in the business sector. Miller et al. (2009) refer that entrepreneurship is an important part of the economic scenery, providing opportunities and jobs for substantial numbers of people. Audresch et al. (2002) clarify how the positive and statistically robu...
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In 2004 Prahalad made managers aware of the great economic opportunity that the population at the BoP (Base of the Pyramid) could represent for business in the form of new potential consumers. However, MNCs (Multi-National Corporations) have continued to fail in penetrating low income markets, arguably because applied strategies are often the same...
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This study examines the factors affecting the successful provision of micro-credit to people at the bottom of the pyramid and discusses the activities required to support entrepreneurial activities in a peri-urban African setting. The findings enable us to better understand why micro-credit, though useful, is only part of the solution in a setting...
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We support Shane and Venkataraman’s (2000) basic idea of an “entrepreneurship nexus” where characteristics of the actor as well as those of the “opportunity” they work on influence action and outcomes in the creation of new economic activities. However, a review of the literature reveals that minimal progress has been made on the core issues pertai...
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Theories of entrepreneurship have largely been informed by research in western contexts, and recent calls for research attention to entrepreneurship in developing countries highlight the need for accurate information about entrepreneurship in this field. In addition, some findings from such research have highlighted the critical research needs in t...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore the means of building the capacity of those who are running an organisation designed to support and resource start-ups and growing micro enterprises among some of the world"s poorest urban poor. The project is based in Beira, Mozambique, one of the poorest countries in the world. The result of this study is t...
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Abstract Transport and logistics are essential to effective business. Very little is currently known about the impact of improved transport on micro-enterprises in developing economies and whether improvements in this area would assist the very poor. This paper looks at the obstacles of an inefficient transport facilitation system and the high co...
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Overview of the Australian entrepreneurial ecosystem
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Micro-credit has often been used as a poverty alleviation strategy. However, there is little evidence to suggest that micro-credit alone can promote economic activities because micro-credit does not teach anything by itself (Brett 2006; Mayoux 1999; Sievers & Vandenberg 2007). Mistakenly, the focus of micro-credit has been the alleviation of immedi...
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The notion of territorial strategy emerged in the 1990s and has become more and more popular since. It refers to that combination of factors purposely assembled by governments, private and public companies, universities, and industrial associations to exploit a specific geographic competitive advantage in order to boost economic growth through the...
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Many efforts are made to assist with the advancement of developing economies through the activities of Non Government Organizations (NGOs). There are many management l and engagement issues associated with any successful NGO in a developed economy. When the organization is operating in a developing country, where a lack of infrastructure and ed...
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In 2004 Prahalad made managers aware of the great economic opportunity that the population at the BoP (Base of the Pyramid) represents for business in the form of new potential consumers. However, MNCs (Multi-National Corporations) generally continue to penetrate low income markets with the same strategies used at the top of the pyramid or choose n...
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The Promotion and Management of Innovation Strategies
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This paper reports a longitudinal analysis of 20 necessity driven micro-entrepreneurs operating in Beira, Central Mozambique, who received funding and training from the same NGO to establish or grow their business activities and reports the development of these entrepreneurs in terms of their acquired entrepreneurial potential for long-term success...
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Entrepreneurial strategies to fight poverty
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Micro-finance, which includes micro-credit as one of its core services, has become an important component of a range of business models – from those that operate on a strictly economic basis to those that come from a philanthropic base, through Non Government Organisations (NGOs). Its success is often measured by the number of loans issued, their s...
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Quantitative studies of nascent entrepreneurs such as GEM and PSED are required to generate their samples by screening the adult population, usually by phone in developed economies. Phone survey research has recently been challenged by shifting patterns of ownership and response rates of landline versus mobile (cell) phones, particularly for younge...
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The author aims at developing a better understanding of unstructured strategic decision making processes and the conditions for achieving successful decision outcomes. Specifically he investigates the processes used to make CRE (Corporate Real Estate) decisions. To reveal the fundamental differences between CRE decision-making in practice and the p...
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This thesis aims at developing a better understanding of unstructured strategic decision making processes and the conditions for achieving successful decision outcomes. Specifically it focuses on the processes used to make CRE (Corporate Real Estate) decisions. The starting point for this thesis is that our knowledge of such processes is incomplete...
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Numerous econometric models have been proposed for forecasting property market performance, but limited success has been achieved in finding a reliable and consistent model to predict property market movements over a five to ten year timeframe. This research focuses on office rental growth forecasts and overviews many of the office rent models that...
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This research focuses on office rental growth forecasts and overviews many of the office rent models that have evolved over the past 20 years. A model by DiPasquale and Wheaton is selected for testing in the Brisbane, Australia office market. The adaptation of this study did not provide explanatory variables that could assist in developing a reliab...

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We are going to develop a new animated video on the CE and this time the target is the food industry. Please share any reference or interested party.
Just as a reminder, this is the sort of video productions we made so far. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBnnERfX7nQPP3usECG2ve2vpczk__Zub
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In a rapidly evolving research context, I do not want to risk leaving out of my upcoming book any important work regarding:
1) biosphere and technosphere produts
2) favourable/limiting technological, regulatory and social factors
3) integrated environmental assessments on macro level (beyond single company performance)
4) CE in general
Any help is appreciated. Best regards
Marcello

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Strategic Regional development
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monitoring entrepreneurial development in Australia