Product-Service-Systems for Heavy-Duty Vehicles – An Accessible Solution to Material Efficiency Improvements?
Paper in proceedings, 2015

revious research has investigated transitions of individual firms to PSS business. It has identified barriers and enablers and specified organizational capabilities needed. However, the transition to PSS has seldom been approached from a product-chain perspective. In addition, previous research has indicated the need for more assessments of environmental gains related to PSSs. This study aims at contributing to these perceived knowledge gaps by means of a case study. Questions posed include: Does the study's case company and one of its suppliers have the capabilities needed to adopt a PSS business model? and Could a PSS really contribute to material efficiency in their product-chain?

product service system

product chain

business model canvas

material efficiency


Derek Diener

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Mats Williander

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Anne-Marie Tillman

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 30 269-274

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance


Building Futures (2010-2018)


Subject Categories

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Environmental Management

Business Administration

Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology

Metallurgy and Metallic Materials

Environmental Sciences



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