Circular Economy: Perspective of Changes in Entrepreneurial Dynamics

  • Alvair Silveira TorresJrEmail author
  • Franco Paolo Parini
Part of the Studies on Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics book series (ESID)


This chapter discusses opportunities that can be seen in the Entrepreneurial Dynamics change, brought about by a set of concepts and new practices within what became known as CIRCULAR ECONOMY-CE. In particular cases of the application of CE in emerging countries members of the BRICS are presented, since these are regions where growth is a necessity and there is strong pressure for the continuity of the traditional model due to the obvious reasons of disparity in relation to developed countries.

The data source derives from qualitative exploratory research on Circular Economy based on bibliometric studies carried out in two phases. First, scientific articles of the last 5 years on CE were collected from the SCOPUS database, always linked to entrepreneurial applications, totaling 1207 general citations, which were reduced to 265 after being filtered considering title and abstract, and finally to 177 citations, Considering those published in the most prestigious scientific journals with high impact value. Second, the articles were selected by their content and organized according to the topics that form the text: concepts, limits of the paradigm of linear economy, elements of the dynamics of the emerging model of the Circular economy, trends in CE, limits and difficulties in implementation, and by Cases studied in Brazil and China.


Circular economy Sustainable development Emergent countries Sustainable entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial dynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alvair Silveira TorresJr
    • 1
    Email author
  • Franco Paolo Parini
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Economics, Business and AccountingUniversity of SÐo PauloSÐo PauloBrazil
  2. 2.NUPEXO – Group of Research in Operations Management and Sustainability at Business School at University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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