Product Durability and Re-Take after Use

  • Walter R. Stahel
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Abstract

The key to improved product durability lies in the transformation of the actual linear production-focused industrial economy into a utilization-focused service economy operating in loops. Such a transformation process will result in an increased regional competitiveness and a new economic structure relying more extensively on digital and virtual goods rather than the analog (mechanical) products.

Keywords

Resource Consumption Industrial Economy Sustainable Society Service Economy Product Durability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter R. Stahel
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  1. 1.The Product-Life InstituteGenevaSwitzerland

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