Circular and collaborative Economy

  • Dominique Bonet Fernandez

    Full Professor of Management

IPAG Lab supports the regional development of collaborative economic models in order to address the challenge presented by the ecological transition: training, studies and support.

A new socio-economic model
Carpooling, collaborative delivery services, home exchanges… The collaborative economy is now developing in many lines of business, from housing to transport, food, clothing or education. Not only does this phenomenon revolutionise consumption patterns, but it also leads to new broader socio-economic practices. This trend poses a double challenge to public authorities: supporting the development and contributing to the dissemination of collaborative solutions, all the while preventing abuses and guaranteeing the fair taxation of all citizens.

Identifying and supporting good practices
The collaborative economy and the circular economy are two of IPAG’s key research themes. In 2015, the school conducted a prospective study on the functionality economy for the Nicolas Hulot Foundation and the Institut national de l’économie circulaire (National Institute of Circular Economy), with the aim of imagining French urban life in 2020 and proposing new consumption models for transportation, housing, food supply or utilities. This study was published in 2016 under the title: ? Paris 2020: Implementing the functionality economy. ?

Led by Dominique Bonet Fernandez – PhD, tenured professor at IPAG – and Hubert Tortes Saint Jammes – Director at Amaia, an urban development and transition cooperative enterprise, since 2017, IPAG has supported the development of collaborative initiatives across the French regions of ?le-de-France and Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Its research actions unite public stakeholders, businesses, educational institutions, associations and citizens themselves, with an aim of testing and developing new products, services, tools and socio-economic practices, from urban farming to education, tourism and housing.

The chair represents a unique platform for discussion, research and training to its partners in order to start building the living environments of tomorrow now. We offer to :

Think together about how the collaborative economy can be applied to our territories;

  • co-develop operational solutions;
  • experiment with, capitalise on and disseminate best practices;
  • promote new regional models, resources and stakeholders;
  • discuss and share common goals for 2018;
  • jointly respond to one or several calls for tender (regional, France, European Union, etc.).

Tax benefits
Whether you are a company or an individual, your financial contribution entitles you to a tax benefit.
Companies: you are entitled to a corporate tax reduction, the amount of which is equal to 60% of your donation and subject to a limit of 5‰ of your revenues.
Individuals: you are entitled to an income tax reduction, the amount of which is equal to 66% of your donation and subject to a limit of 20% of your taxable income. ?
Dr Dominique Bonet Fernandez, tenured professor at IPAG, head of the Logistics, International Trade and Information Systems department. E-mail : [email protected]
Hubert Tortes Saint Jammes, Director of Amaia, a public interest cooperative enterprise. E-mail : [email protected]



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