Sustainable homeservices? Toward household services that enhance ecological, social and economic sustainability

If the material artefact remains in the ownership of the producer then there is a financial incentive to direct innovatory activities to produce more durable goods and the producer has responsibility for disposal. A smaller stock of products is needed to satisfy demand and if customers use these sequentially intensity of use increases as does the probability of a higher service yield before the product becomes outdated due to outdated technological characteristics, e.g. fashion. *In result orientated services, producers use their competencies to ensure the correct use of material artefacts to provide service as well as to select the appropriate artefact for this purpose

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Scientific article

Author names: 

Minna Halme, Christine Jasch, Michael Scharp

Length (pp): 

14

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2004

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Helsinki School of Economics, IOW, Institute for Environmental Management and Economics, IZT, Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment

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Excel ID: 

i00144