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Managing the recovery of value from durable products

Author: Ferrer, Geraldo INSEAD Area: Technology and Operations ManagementPublisher: Fontainebleau : INSEAD, 1997.Language: EnglishDescription: 300 p. : Graphs ; 30 cm.Type of document: INSEAD ThesisThesis Note: For the degree of Ph.D. in management, INSEAD, June 1997Bibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical referencesAbstract: This dissertation is about economic and operational aspects of product recovery. It is divided in 4 parts. The topic is introduced with a description of some new practices in the industry regarding product recovery. Then, a disassembly and recovery framework for used durable products is developed. The third part addresses the challenges and opportunities specific to the recovery of three major durable products: tires, personal computers and automobiles. The last part develops a methodology to evaluate how hypothetical changes in industrial practices or regulation (leading to increased participation of remanufactured products in the economy) will affect economic efficiency and employment. The methodology is applied to the French national accounts to show that the remanufacturing increases the participation of labor as an industrial input and boosts economic efficiency, reducing the inputs required to produce the same amount of physical outputs
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For the degree of Ph.D. in management, INSEAD, June 1997

Includes bibliographical references

This dissertation is about economic and operational aspects of product recovery. It is divided in 4 parts. The topic is introduced with a description of some new practices in the industry regarding product recovery. Then, a disassembly and recovery framework for used durable products is developed. The third part addresses the challenges and opportunities specific to the recovery of three major durable products: tires, personal computers and automobiles. The last part develops a methodology to evaluate how hypothetical changes in industrial practices or regulation (leading to increased participation of remanufactured products in the economy) will affect economic efficiency and employment. The methodology is applied to the French national accounts to show that the remanufacturing increases the participation of labor as an industrial input and boosts economic efficiency, reducing the inputs required to produce the same amount of physical outputs

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