A Sharing Platform Model: Library of Things at National Cheng Kung University

  • 關 湯米

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Nowadays society is being faced by global challenge People live in the ear of linear economy which company manufactured the product that will ended up in landfill Many people try different way to change from linear economy to circular economy The movement from linear economy to circular economy is increasing slightly Circular economy is about closing the loop of value product chain Everyone try as much as possible other to change the waste into something useful through some business models such as sharing platform model Sharing platform model is related to sharing economy Sharing platform model is the one of the business model can be done not only by the original company that manufacture the product but also third-party stakeholder Library of Things at National Cheng Kung University (hereafter called LOT NCKU) is one of the sharing platform model in Taiwan Normally people will go to Library only for borrowing books but the idea of LOT NCKU is a platform where student can lend and borrow things among NCKU students LOT NCKU aims to create the culture of sharing between NCKU students LOT NCKU as library innovation is the medium for author as NCKU student to practice conduct research and analyze about circular economy concept in NCKU student society to create less waste maximize value product and creating culture of sharing chain through sharing platform model in this term LOT NCKU This study examined the factors how NCKU students maximize value product chain through sharing platform model The aim of the study was to see NCKU students’ motivation to or not to lend and borrow This research helps author to summarize several suggestions from NCKU students how to create less waste over sharing platform model therefore creating culture of sharing in NCKU student community
Date of Award2018 Jul 25
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorHui-Wen Lin (Supervisor)

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