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Économie de la contribution et innovation sociétale


  • Philippe Béraud
  • Franck Cormerais


This paper deals with the economy of contribution, which is a new way of thinking the economic activities. The emergence of an economy of contribution is not only a shift but also an alternative answer to the consumer capitalism. The economy of contribution is involved in the fields of Internet relational technologies, local systems of innovation and Third Sector. From a methodological standpoint, the understanding of the economy of contribution needs to define what is societal value, societal innovation and collective creation. JEL Codes: A13, D46, D62, D63, L86, Z13

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  • Philippe Béraud & Franck Cormerais, 2011. "Économie de la contribution et innovation sociétale," Innovations, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(1), pages 163-183.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:inndbu:inno_034_0163

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    economy of contribution; externalities; societal value; societal innovation; collective creation;

    JEL classification:

    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • D46 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Value Theory
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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