I may be asking the wrong question here, but I wonder if there is a term/theory that describes/studies the evolution of an economy that continually improves the utilization and allocation of certain resource? The resource here can be different things, e.g. physical goods, human labor, financial capital. In fact, I am more interested in the former two than the latter.
For example, living space used to be mostly utilized by the its owner or long-term occupier, and many were under-utilized in terms of both the utility of having people living in them and the monetary value extracted from them. Now some significant portion of these spaces is better utilized by services like Airbnb. A similar case is car-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, where both cars and human labor are arguably better utilized and allocated.
To clarify, I am not specifically interested in the so-called 'share economy' concept though the two examples above are closely related to it. Actually it'd be better if you can identify other examples in different contexts. Pointers to any related term/concept/theory is welcome and appreciated.