The Quaternary or the mutation into the functional economy

  • Economy and Society, Consumers


For about 15 years, we're experiencing a mutation of the economy of ownership into a functional economy. In France, services as Vélib or Autolib are its concrete field manifestations. Lots of companies at international level participate, without even knowing it, in this movement called quaternary by some economists. What are we talking about ? What are the consequences for companies ? For our daily life ? What is the basis of this mutation, and what are its whys and wherefores ? We will establish the link between the macro-economy and the micro-economy in order to chart the way forward for a movement that is upsetting the world as we know it and which will have an impact in the life of each one of us.

  • Key words:

    • Quaternary
    • Economic mutation
    • Property
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