Florian Lüdeke-Freund was appointed by the German National Academy of Science and Engineering, acatech, to the Circular Business Models working group of the Circular Economy Initiative Germany.
A new open access article connecting sustainable entrepreneurship, innovation, and business models. I am discussing the following issue in this article: Why should sustainability-driven entrepreneurs care about business models?
Why is it so difficult to provide a comprehensive overview of circular economy business models? The answer is simple: because there are so many of them.
"Sharing Economy Revisited" - Our new article with Sarah Netter and Esben R.G. Pedersen is freely available from the Journal of Cleaner Production until 24th April: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1YgP33QCo9UqJ7
Our article "A Review and Typology of Circular Economy Business Model Patterns" is part of a special feature of the Journal of Industrial Ecology on "Digging Deeper into the Circular Economy". The articles in this special feature are available for free!
Our new study presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of presently known business model patterns that hold the potential to contribute to the diffusion of ecologically and socially beneficial innovations.
‘Sharing economy’ businesses are becoming ever more present. Yet their impacts and value trade-offs are not well understood. We explored these impacts through a multiple-case study.