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Scientific literature analysis on big data and internet of things applications on circular economy

This report conducts a bibliometric literature review from the Scopus Database over the period of 2006–2015 focusing on the application of Big Data or Internet of Things on the context of CE. The study found over 30,000 documents with links to Big Data or Internet of Things and Circular Economy. From this, 70 matching publications went through an analysis to gain insights and make a comparison to current industry initiatives. The findings indicate that China and USA are the most interested countries in the area of Big Data or Internet of Things and Circular Economy, and reveal significant opportunities for research. The findings also indicate that large producers of greenhouse gas emissions, such as Brazil and Russia, still lack studies in the area, resulting in potential research gaps to focus future investments and studies in the field.

 

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http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-017-2281-6