Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Unpacking the Temporal Dynamics of Boundary Work towards the Circular Economy – the Death of Looprocks
Abstract While prior research has highlighted the potential role of digital platforms and the promise of interorganizational collaborations for circular economy, less emphasis has been placed on what we call the abating impact of circular digital platforms, especially those that appear through corporate incubation. Research has fallen short of understanding what undermines scaling up or even sustaining circularity through digital platforms and how their relational context shapes their abating impact over time. In this paper, we turn our attention to the destructive dynamics through which a digital platform for circular economy becomes paralyzed over time, despite substantial early growth. We ask: What contributes to the abating impact of circular digital platforms in the context of corporate incubation?