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Jorge Alberto Vargas-Merino

Bio: Jorge Alberto Vargas-Merino is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Scopus & Inclusion (mineral). The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 7 publications receiving 4 citations.

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TL;DR: In this paper , a systematic review of scientific literature from Scopus and Web of Science was conducted to understand the implications of the circular economy in order to build a universal or flexible theory to understand what it means to plan for the implementation of a circular economy.
Abstract: The circular economy has become a topic of increasing relevance in the scientific field, and the literature on it has developed considerably in recent years. Therefore, a review is needed to contribute to the understanding of this term, which is under constant debate. This article aims to analyze scientific articles from qualitative and quantitative research approaches on the circular economy. The methodology used was a systematic review of scientific literature from Scopus and Web of Science; 67 scientific articles were systematized under inclusion and exclusion criteria related to the specific objectives sought. The results showed that there is still a long way to go in developing a theoretical framework that can be put into practice due to the divergence of existing perspectives or approaches, although its application to different fields of study is being considered. Likewise, its complex character is highlighted, while driving or limiting factors are observed. This research provides a theoretical contribution aimed at elucidating which implications of the circular economy need to be addressed in order to build a universal or flexible theory to understand what it means to plan for the implementation of the circular economy. In this way, it hopes to strengthen its practical application, which implies the need to create an overarching framework that can be adapted to different contexts and provide clear guidance on how to be part of the circular economy.

4 citations

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TL;DR: In this article , the authors validate by means of a confirmatory factor analysis a measurement model to determine the profile of the university entrepreneur that from the constructs proposed in the Entrepreneurial Attitude Orientation Scale (EAO) can be tested in the university context.
Abstract: The figure of entrepreneurship is given as a possible solution that can guarantee labour insertion, but also allows its inclusion in disparate societies. The aim of the study was to validate by means of a confirmatory factor analysis a measurement model to determine the profile of the university entrepreneur that from the constructs proposed in the Entrepreneurial Attitude Orientation Scale (EAO) can be tested in the university context in particular. The study corresponds to a quantitative approach, non-experimental design, cross-sectional, carried out in a private university in Lima, Peru, where 271 undergraduate and postgraduate students were selected. A confirmatory factor analysis was carried out to check the sustainability of the instrument. The proposed model corroborated the main fit indicators of the confirmatory factor analysis, the covariances between constructs are highly significant and positive, so the structure is confirmed by the data. The findings allow us to approve and corroborate the empirical sustainability of the Entrepreneurial Attitude Orientation Scale (EAO) for the entrepreneurial profile model in Peruvian university students.
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TL;DR: In this article , the impact of digital transformation on consumer behavior in the financial sector is investigated. But the authors focus on the impact on bank customers and focus on how to improve customer service as a precursor to customer loyalty.
Abstract: Digital transformation has become a notorious topic in the financial sector, as its implementation brings about a positive change in the user experience. Its relevance is seen in how scientists study it from different points of view, while it attracts the interest of financial institutions, as the understanding resulting from the research can improve the implementation of plans in the new digital era. Therefore, the objective of this study is to determine the impact of digital transformation on consumer behaviour in the financial sector. A quantitative explanatory level approach was used. The study population was finite, consisting of bank customers, considering a simple random probability sample of 385. The technique used was the survey and a questionnaire as a validated and reliable instrument. Digital transformation has been shown to have a significant impact on consumer behaviour in the financial sector, tested by Chi-square and ordinal logistic regression (χ2 = 0.000 < 0.05; Wald coefficient = 29.162 = 0.000; Nagelkerke’s R2 = 0.381), confirming that consumer behaviour is driven by digitisation activities. This work highlights the importance of managing digital transformation as a mediator of business success and, within action plans, taking steps to improve customer service as a precursor to customer loyalty.
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TL;DR: The concept of sustainable development emerged, which encompasses social, environmental, and economic issues as discussed by the authors , and companies are crucial players in pursuing sustainable development through their implementation of corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Abstract: The rapid and unchecked growth of human activities has resulted in significant ecological and social challenges globally. In response, the concept of sustainable development emerged, which encompasses social, environmental, and economic issues. Companies are crucial players in pursuing sustainable development through their implementation of corporate social responsibility initiatives.
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TL;DR: In this paper , a systematic review of the existing scientific literature on sustainable consumption in Scopus and Web of Science was carried out, including 104 scientific articles considering criteria that respond to the questions posed.
Abstract: Sustainable consumption is a key concept in society and the environment due to its direct relationship with sustainable development; its importance lies in the decoupling of consumption and economic growth with environmental damage and its involvement with various behavioral disciplines and ecological concepts. Therefore, this research aims to analyze scientific articles linked to key perspectives of the concept under discussion. Due to the scope of the objective of systematizing the existing scientific literature on sustainable consumption in Scopus and Web of Science, a systematic review was carried out, including 104 scientific articles considering criteria that respond to the questions posed. It is concluded that sustainable consumption is a complex and nebulous concept whose theoretical fragmentation gives it breadth but generates overlapping concepts. Likewise, the link between the consumer and the circular economy and the difficulties behind such interaction was denoted. The complexity of being a green consumer in current times and the aspects that comprise it were also covered, and the importance, role, and tools of the government in sustainable consumption. Thus, it is expected to generate a consistent theoretical framework facilitating the creation of new applied research, considering the perspectives highlighted through this analysis.

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20 Dec 2022-Energies
TL;DR: In this article , the authors assess the spatial differentiation of the relationship between the green economy and the zero waste concept of Eastern Poland's municipalities using a synthetic measure, which is based on the availability of data in the Bank of Local Data of the Central Statistical Office (BDL GUS).
Abstract: The green economy is a form of economic progress. It promotes environmentally sustainable, low-carbon, and inclusive development. It ensures environmental sustainability and preserves the conditions for social progress. The current model of resource management is not sustainable and puts pressure on the environment. The proposed steps toward a green economy are intended to benefit both the environment, the economy, and society. The aim of the study was to assess the spatial differentiation of the relationship between the green economy and the zero waste concept of Eastern Poland’s municipalities. The assessment was performed using a synthetic measure. The choice of variables was determined by the availability of data in the Bank of Local Data of the Central Statistical Office (BDL GUS) for the years 2010–2020 in spatial terms (709) municipalities of Eastern Poland. The synthetic measure of green economy ranged from 0.28 to 0.56 in 2010 and from 0.28 to 0.59 in 2020; and for the waste management measure, from 0.19 to 0.55 in 2010 and 0.32 to 0.53 in 2020. Spatially, the essence of the green economy or zero waste stems from the desire to reduce the burden on the environment by creating attractive conditions for living and business activities. The development of the green economy is to shape the aspect of the environment, while ensuring economic security and quality of life.

2 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper , a systematic review of the existing scientific literature on sustainable consumption in Scopus and Web of Science was carried out, including 104 scientific articles considering criteria that respond to the questions posed.
Abstract: Sustainable consumption is a key concept in society and the environment due to its direct relationship with sustainable development; its importance lies in the decoupling of consumption and economic growth with environmental damage and its involvement with various behavioral disciplines and ecological concepts. Therefore, this research aims to analyze scientific articles linked to key perspectives of the concept under discussion. Due to the scope of the objective of systematizing the existing scientific literature on sustainable consumption in Scopus and Web of Science, a systematic review was carried out, including 104 scientific articles considering criteria that respond to the questions posed. It is concluded that sustainable consumption is a complex and nebulous concept whose theoretical fragmentation gives it breadth but generates overlapping concepts. Likewise, the link between the consumer and the circular economy and the difficulties behind such interaction was denoted. The complexity of being a green consumer in current times and the aspects that comprise it were also covered, and the importance, role, and tools of the government in sustainable consumption. Thus, it is expected to generate a consistent theoretical framework facilitating the creation of new applied research, considering the perspectives highlighted through this analysis.
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14 Feb 2023
TL;DR: In this paper , the possibility of using a coal shale from the Marcel mining to create new eco-friendly materials, called geopolymers, was discussed, and the main aim of the presented research includes characteristics of raw material and synthesis of geo-polymers based on mining waste (coal shale from Marcel mining) and next, investigations of the obtained materials.
Abstract: Implementing the idea of a circular economy is one way to reduce carbon emissions and, at the same time, the consumption of natural resources. The use of mining waste as a raw material helps meet the growing demand for construction materials with a smaller carbon footprint. The article shows the possibility of using a coal shale from Marcel mining to create new eco-friendly materials, geopolymers. The main aim of the presented research includes characteristics of raw material and synthesis of geopolymers based on mining waste (coal shale from Marcel mining) and next, investigations of the obtained materials. Geopolymer was prepared using a sodium activator plus milled and calcinated precursor materials. In this study, the following research methods were used: particle size analysis, XRD analysis, mechanical properties tests (compressive and bonding strength), and microstructure analysis—scanning electron microscopy. The results show potential for the extraction of waste from the Marcel company to obtain material for advanced applications in the geopolymerization process. The material had a compressive strength of 12.7 MPa and a bending strength of 3.4 MPa, which makes it possible for use in construction applications such as various types of foundations, walls, columns, lintels, terraces, stairs, ceilings, small building elements, and small architecture. The proposed process could be a promising alternative to current methods of managing waste rock, in particular hard coal mining.
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TL;DR: In this paper , the authors present the assessment results of the decoupling and growth color of the mining sector in Russia, which show the dynamics of eco-intensity indicators and may reflect the trend towards a circular economy.
Abstract: One of the main tasks of the circular economy is the decoupling between economic growth and natural resource consumption at the input and the volume of generated waste at the output. The effectiveness of this process can be assessed by the dynamics of the eco-intensity indicators at the macro-, meso- and micro-levels. The article presents the assessment results of the decoupling and growth color of the mining sector in Russia, which show the dynamics of eco-intensity indicators and may reflect the trend towards a circular economy. For the period 2010–2021, it was revealed that negative expansion decoupling and “Black” growth have been observed in terms of generated waste and atmospheric pollution, strong decoupling and “Green” growth in terms of hydrosphere pollution, weak decoupling and “Brown” growth in terms of electricity consumption, and according to water intake from natural water bodies, expansion coupling and “Black” growth. During the study period, the gross value added (GVA) of the mining industry in Russia in comparable prices increased by 77%, while the industry’s negative impact on the atmosphere increased by 34%; the volume of production and consumption waste generation increased by 131%, and the negative impact on the hydrosphere decreased by 51%. The growth of the environmental and economic efficiency of any system can be achieved by influencing the drivers and barriers to moving towards a circular economy, so it is important to identify the most significant factors of influence for a particular industry, region or country in the current conditions. Using the ordinary least squares (OLS) method, it was revealed that factors reflecting innovative activities of the mining industry have a significant impact on reducing eco-intensity in the field of electricity consumption and water intake from natural water bodies. The significance of these factors’ influence has been confirmed not only at the macro-level, but also at the micro-level.