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Mapping the economics, social and technological attributes of the sharing economy

Davlembayeva, Dinara, Papagiannidis, Savvas, Alamanos, Eleftherios (2019) Mapping the economics, social and technological attributes of the sharing economy. Information Technology & People, 33 (3). pp. 841-872. ISSN 0959-3845. (doi:10.1108/ITP-02-2018-0085) (KAR id:90942)


Purpose The sharing economy is a socio-economic system in which individuals acquire and distribute goods and services among each other for free or for compensation through internet platforms. The sharing economy has attracted the interest of the academic community, which examined the phenomenon from the economic, social and technological perspectives. The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach Given the lack of an overarching analysis of the sharing economy, this paper employs a quantitative content analysis approach to explore and synthesise relevant findings to facilitate the understanding of this emerging phenomenon. Findings The paper identified and grouped findings under four themes, namely: collaborative consumption practices, resources, drivers of user engagement and impacts, each of which is discussed in relation to the three main themes, aiming to compare findings and then put forward an agenda for further research. Originality/value The paper offers a balanced analysis of the building blocks of the sharing economy, to identify emerging themes within each stream, to discuss any contextual differences from a multi-stakeholder perspective and to propose directions for future studies.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/ITP-02-2018-0085
Uncontrolled keywords: Organization, Social Media
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Dinara Davlembayeva
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2021 08:23 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 05:04 UTC
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Davlembayeva, Dinara.

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