SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentJunior Class A, Department of Public Finance Junior Class B, Department of Public Finance Senior Class A, Department of Public Finance Senior Class B, Department of Public Finance
Course NameCircular Business Models
InstructorLIN CHI-ANG
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Sep. 13 (Mid-Autumn Festival): No Class

Sep. 20: The Circular Economy

Sep. 27: Sustainable Development

Oct. 4: Corporate Sustainability

Oct. 11 (Double Ten Break): No Class

Oct. 18: Business Models

Oct. 25: Circular Business Models

Nov. 1: Natural Resource Management

Nov. 8: Waste Management

Nov. 15: One-Day Field Trip

Nov. 22 (Group Presentation Break): No Class

Nov. 29: Group Presentation A

Dec. 6: Distinguished Guest Lecture

Dec. 13: Group Presentation B

Dec. 20: Group Presentation C

Dec. 27: Group Presentation D

Jan. 3: Final In-Class Meeting

Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant



Grades will be determined on the basis of the student's performance in relation to a) class attendance and participation, b) one individual assignment, c) one group presentation on reviewing a Circular Business Model (CBM), and d) one research report.

Class attendance and participation (10%)

Individual assignment (20%)

Group presentation (30%)

Final research report (40%)

Textbook & Reference


1. Boulding Kenneth E. Towards a New Economics: Critical Essays on Ecology Distribution and Other Themes. Aldershot Hants. England: Edward Elgar, 1992.

2. Brears. Robert C. Natutral Resource Management and the Circular Economy. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

3. Burger, Philippe. Sustainable Fiscal Policy and Economic Stability: Theory and Practice. Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar, 2003.

4. Clinch, J. Peter; Schlegelmilch, Kai; Sprenger, Rolf-Ulrich and Triebswetter, Ursula. (eds.) Greening the Budget: Budgetary Policies for Environmental Improvement. Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar, 2002.

5. De Angelis, Roberta.  Business Models in the Circular Economy: Concepts, Examples and Theory. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

6. Ferroni, Marco and Mody, Ashoka. (eds.) International Public Goods: Incentives, Measurement, and Financing. Norwell, Mass.: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

7. Johnson, Mark W. Reinvent Your Business Model: How to Seize the Whit Space for Transformative Growth. Harvard Businees Review Press, 2018.

8. Lin, Brian Chi-ang and Zheng, Siqi. (eds.) Environmental Economics and Sustainability. Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

9. Osterwalder, Alexander and Pigneur, Yves. Business Model Generation : A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2010.

10. Wissenburg, Marcel. Green Liberalism: The Free and the Green Society. London: UCL Press, 1998.

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