Circular Economy Measurement and a Case of the Developing Country Context

Toker K. , Çınar F., Görener A.

in: Handbook of Research on Creating Sustainable Value in the Global Economy, Ulas Akkucuk, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.241-257, 2019

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-257
  • Editors: Ulas Akkucuk, Editor


Circular economics (CE) is increasingly discussed among researchers, practitioners, and politicians.

The discussions between the parties and the confusion about the concept cause the issue to remain on

the agenda. According to the general view, CE is the slowing, shrinking, and closing of the welding flow

to increase the welding efficiency. However, little attention has been devoted to measuring the CE level

of a given economic system. The aim of this chapter is to demonstrate the emergence and development

process of CE, and also to show how the CE level of any economic system can be measured. In this

context, it is important for developing countries to interest with the issue but not in practice. To put this

into perspective, the study examined Turkey’s economic system. Turkey’s economic, environmental, and

social indicators examined were found to have a remote structure of the CE principle. It is expected that

the results of the study will lead to a positive social change and become a framework for increasing the

contribution of developing economies to the sustainable world.