Journal article Open Access
Hirt, Yannick; Minonne, Clemente
This article deals with the topic of the «Business to Business (B2B) Sharing Economy». The concept of «sharing» has become increasingly popular in recent years and the aspect of environmental protection, in particular, is often mentioned as a reason for this, as well as lower prices for consumers. It is, therefore, understandable that start-ups with new business models in this aream are becoming increasingly more prevalent. Their business is mainly concentrated in the consumer goods industry. But what about the so-called B2B context? This is associated with sharing resources, such as machinery, personnel or infrastructure between companies. An essential component of this change is industrial digital sharing platforms, which provide the services necessary to make the networking of the various actors in the business ecosystem, more effective and efficient.