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Professor Peter Hopkinson

Professor Peter Hopkinson

Professor in Circular Economy

+44 (0) 1326 2594394


Science and Engineering Research Support Facility (SERSF):, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Peter is Director of the University Exeter Centre for Circular Economy that brings together academic researchers, business, policy makers and civic society to support the transition to a circular economy. He set up and ran the world’s first MBA in circular economy and a global on-line executive education programme for leading global businesses, innovation companies and educators. He is most concerned with developing the scientific evidence base for circular economy theory and practice at varying scales and within different industrial contexts.

Research interests

  • Circular Economy Business Model Innovation
  • Systemic initiatives and system level re-design for circular value creation
  • Take up and management of circular economy within organisations

Research Affiliations and Appointments

  • Director of the University of Exeter Centre for Circular Economy

Research projects

  • EPSRC 2017-2020 REBUILD – Circular Economy System Redesign for Buildings and Construction
  • Circular Cornwall – Regional system regeneration through Circular Economy

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Hopkinson PG (In Press). Managing a Complex Global Circular Economy Business Model: Opportunities and Challenges. California Management Review
Yakimova R, Mavondo F, Freeman S, Stuart H (2017). Brand champion behaviour: its role in corporate branding. Journal of Brand Management DOI.
Hopkinson PG, Mishra J, Tidridge G (2017). Value Creation from Circular Economy led Closed Loop Supply Chains: a Case Study of Fast Moving Consumer Goods. Production Planning and control
Winter J, Cotton D, Hopkinson P, Grant V (2015). The university as a site for transformation around sustainability. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 9(3/4), 303-303. DOI.

Publications by year


In Press

Hopkinson PG (In Press). Managing a Complex Global Circular Economy Business Model: Opportunities and Challenges. California Management Review

2017

Yakimova R, Mavondo F, Freeman S, Stuart H (2017). Brand champion behaviour: its role in corporate branding. Journal of Brand Management DOI.
Hopkinson PG, Mishra J, Tidridge G (2017). Value Creation from Circular Economy led Closed Loop Supply Chains: a Case Study of Fast Moving Consumer Goods. Production Planning and control

2015

Winter J, Cotton D, Hopkinson P, Grant V (2015). The university as a site for transformation around sustainability. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 9(3/4), 303-303. DOI.