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Sustainable business models and common goods

The concept of Sustainable Business Models is extremely effective and very common among professionals, but among scholars, there is no consensus on how business models can evolve towards higher levels of sustainability. The business model can be defined as the system of boundary-spanning interactions of the organization that are essential for incoming flows. Under selective pressures due to economic, ecological, technological, relational and institutional phenomena, business models evolve dynamically through micro-adaptations and / or radical changes. The evolution towards circular economy models is a good example of these processes. Which factors help companies to become or remain competitive and to adapt their system (adaptive management) of interactions to emerging sustainable transformations? A new theoretical approach based on the innovation of the sustainable business model is provided by the literature on common goods (commons) and adaptive co-management. The concept of common goods can be used to identify all those systems that provide community resources for collective use, which are vulnerable to the opportunistic (over-exploitation and / or disengaging) behavior of that community of users. Examples include the public spaces of a city, the reputation of the industrial district and the biodiversity of the natural area.
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Cecilia Rossignoli

Cecilia Rossignoli
Full Professor
Sara Moggi
Temporary Assistant Professor
Ludovico Bullini Orlandi
Research Scholarship Holders
Alessandro Zardini
Temporary Assistant Professor
External components
Valter Cantino
Università di Torino
Francesca Ricciardi
Università degli studi di Torino
Paul Pierce
Lund University
Topic Research area
Accountability to the community Responsabilità sociale d'impresa ed etica aziendale
CSR, sustainability and business ethics
Business Intelligence, Big Data, and eGovernment Gestione dei sistemi informativi aziendali
Management information systems
Change management and the impact of ICT on the hospital Health care management
Health care management
Social accounting in historical contexts Storia della ragioneria
Accounting history
Performance management in hospitals Gestione delle performance aziendali
Performance management
The impact of eBusiness on organization Gestione dei sistemi informativi aziendali
Management information systems
Sustainable business models Responsabilità sociale d'impresa ed etica aziendale
CSR, sustainability and business ethics
New business models and coordination costs Studi organizzativi
Organizational studies
New business model and business process management Studi organizzativi
Organizational studies
Religious organizations Storia della ragioneria
Accounting history
Sustainability reporting and non-financial disclosure in for profit organizations Responsabilità sociale d'impresa ed etica aziendale
CSR, sustainability and business ethics
Change management in the Health Care System and eHealth Health care management
Health care management
Benefit Corporations and B-Corp Responsabilità sociale d'impresa ed etica aziendale
CSR, sustainability and business ethics
Sustainability at universities Responsabilità sociale d'impresa ed etica aziendale
CSR, sustainability and business ethics
Stakeholder analisys Storia della ragioneria
Accounting history

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