Quotation Wruk, Dominika, Oberg, Achim, Maurer, Indre, Hrsg. 2019. Perspectives on the Sharing Economy. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.




Sharing instead of owning is one of the major trends in modern (business) life. By changing how people consume, the rise of the sharing economy has the potential to redefine the role of owners, consumers and producers, change their mode of transaction, create innovative business models, disrupt existing industries, and challenge political and regulative institutions. In addition to these practical implications, the sharing economy phenomenon represents a novel playground for theoretical advancement, attracting a multitude of research and researchers from different disciplines. While this can potentially open up new avenues for practice and theory to stimulate each other, they do not seem to go hand-in-hand at the moment. This volume brings together research from a wide variety of theoretical backgrounds and disciplines to encourage academic discourse on the sharing economy phenomenon. It comprises contributions that are grounded in different theoretical perspectives, including business history, economics, strategic management, organization studies, information systems, political science, legal studies, linguistics, and semantics. While all contributions focus on the sharing economy phenomenon, they examine the subject from different disciplinary angles. Together, they provide a coherent and comprehensive overview of research on the sharing economy.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Edited book (editorship)
Language English
Type of published work Contribution to the Proceedings of a Meeting
Title Perspectives on the Sharing Economy
Location Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Year 2019
URL https://www.cambridgescholars.com/perspectives-on-the-sharing-economy
ISBN 978-1-5275-3512-1
Open Access N


Oberg, Achim (Former researcher)
Maurer, Indre (Universität Göttingen, Germany)
Wruk, Dominika (Universität Mannheim, Germany)
Institute for Organization Studies IN (Details)
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