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Sharing-Economy ecosystem: A comprehensive review and future research directions

Abdalla, Samar, Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph, Badewi, Amgad (2023) Sharing-Economy ecosystem: A comprehensive review and future research directions. Sustainability, 15 (3). Article Number 2145. E-ISSN 2071-1050. (doi:10.3390/su15032145) (KAR id:99650)


This research study reviews the literature on the participants in the sharing economy (SE) ecosystem and its impact on the participants, creating and capturing value through increasing the understanding of the ecosystem’s novel models. The review classifies the participants in the SE ecosystem into primary and secondary participants. The classification is based on the connection to the core network/ecosystem and the role of the participants in the ecosystem. The primary participants are subdivided into groups: customers are subdivided into New Customers (NC) and Current Customers (CC); providers into Product Providers (PP) and Service Providers (SP); and mediators are subdivided into Small and Medium Mediators (SMM) and Large Mediators (LM). The secondary participants are governments sub-grouped into Local Governments (NG) and National Governments (NG); Theories and methodologies within the academic literature on the sharing economy ecosystem are also examined. The study also analyses the influence of digital sharing and explores the value of digital technologies in management strategies and the value of the integration between participants of SE businesses. Recommended future research directions are outlined according to the conducted review.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3390/su15032145
Uncontrolled keywords: sharing economy; digital economy; participants; ecosystem; digital business model; sustainability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2023 12:02 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2023 12:00 UTC
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