Collectively Building a Sustainable Sharing Economy Based on Trust and Regulation

Penz, Elfriede and Hartl, Barbara and Hofmann, Eva ORCID: (2018) Collectively Building a Sustainable Sharing Economy Based on Trust and Regulation. Sustainability, 10 (10). p. 3754. ISSN 2071-1050

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The articles in this Special Issue on the sharing economy's role in fostering sustainability comprise eight contributions to answer how trust and regulation shape relations of providers and consumers. We identify indispensable aspects of the sharing economy to show its potential in fostering sustainability. This is in some contrast to existing definitions and applications of sharing economy business models, which do not place sustainability in their focus. The studies employ a variety of methods, covering quantitative and qualitative research to investigate building of communities on the consumer side, as well as trust-building and implementation of regulations in the interaction between providers and consumers in Asia and Europe. Some areas in the sharing economy foster sustainability, some foster social cohesion and in the end build social capital, but others focus at first sight on convenience and lifestyle.

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Additional Information: This research was funded by grant number P29693-G29 from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
Divisions: Departments > Marketing > Internationales Marketing Management
Kompetenzzentren > Empirische Forschungsmethoden
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2018 13:59
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2020 06:54
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