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Inclusive Sustainability

From Non-Profit to the Sharing Economy

The power of digital tools has opened the doors to a transition towards sharing economies and has determined the emergence of new forms of market and organizations.

This revolution not only frees up resources but also provides opportunities to reuse and/or monetize them. In every industry, examples abound: open-source movement, crowd funding, car sharing, couch surfing... Our researchers are studying the impact of this sharing economy on work, organizations and markets.

Managing Collective GOODS

The sharing economy introduced several critical issues and research at Grenoble Ecole de Management has been particularly focused on:

  • The production and exploitation of collective goods: the sharing economy rests on new business models where the use and reuse of resources, monetization and the construction of new markets are key issues.   
  • The transformation of work: the sharing economy challenges work-life balance and the boundaries between the private and the professional. Co-working spaces and fab labs feature new work environments.   
  • The new governance of collective goods: the sharing economy blurs boundaries of public policies. Public administrations, start-ups, citizen-consumers get involve in new governance schemes.


Research: A Framework to Understand the Sharing Economy

26 February 2018
 Thibault Daudigeos is a researcher in Sustainability, Corporate Social Reponsibility, Alternative forms of Organization, Sharing economy, and new models of management at Grenoble Ecole de Management.
The sharing economy encompasses an immense range of actors, including everything from majors economic players (e.g., Airbnb and Uber) to local community-based initiatives (e.g., repair cafés or fablabs). With such a variety of players, it is difficult to clearly understand the sharing economy. In response, this latest publication provides a framework to more easily categorize and analyze the nascent, yet booming sharing economy.  This article of Thibault Daudigeos is the sujet of the 40th Executive Summary by Grenoble Ecole de Management.