The role of public policy in advancement of product service systems

PSS companies face a variety of barriers to entry, government policy action can be taken to mitigate these barriers. However, actions taken must ensure that the PSS companies that are supported are environmentally sustainable. To do this, environmental policies should be implemented by governments that indirectly benefit sustainable PSS companies that further sustainable practices. These policies include pricing mechanisms, information dissemination, reductions of transaction costs, support of environmental research efforts, and promotion of case studies. The Swedish EPA successfully implemented environemntal PSS support.


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O. Mont, T. Lindhqvist

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The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University

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