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Circular Economy Business Models: The Complementarities with Sharing Economy and Eco-Innovations Investments

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  • Luigi Aldieri

    (Department of Economic and Statistical Sciences, University of Salerno, 84084 Salerno, Italy)

  • Mohsen Brahmi

    (Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Sfax, Sfax 3018, Tunisia)

  • Bruna Bruno

    (Department of Economic and Statistical Sciences, University of Salerno, 84084 Salerno, Italy)

  • Concetto Paolo Vinci

    (Department of Economic and Statistical Sciences, University of Salerno, 84084 Salerno, Italy)

Abstract

The transition from the linear economy to the circular economy exhibits some criticalities that can be solved through the identification of factors pushing and pulling the transition itself. By adopting a public good perspective in analysing the main features of the circular business models, this study underlines how the sharing economy business models are well integrated and complementary to some features of the circular economy, representing a strong pulling factor. Other loops of the circular economy need an explicit push factor, individuated in a strong impulse to eco-efficiency, to be reached through consistent incentives to invest in R&D for eco-innovations. Seven case studies are investigated in their aims, feasibility and implementation to support the interpretative framework.

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  • Luigi Aldieri & Mohsen Brahmi & Bruna Bruno & Concetto Paolo Vinci, 2021. "Circular Economy Business Models: The Complementarities with Sharing Economy and Eco-Innovations Investments," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 13(22), pages 1-13, November.
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