Date: 28th to 29th June 2018
Location: University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Submission deadline: March 31st
We are delighted to invite academics, practitioners, representatives of civil society and everyone else who is interested in research on the sharing economy to Mannheim for the 5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy.
Despite the undisputed progress in better understanding the sharing economy by mapping and systematizing different application areas, market orientations or types of consumption there is still a long way to go before we can close the gap between practical and theoretical development in the sharing economy. Hence, our aim is to bring together research and researchers from a wide variety of theoretical backgrounds and disciplines to encourage academic discourse on theorizing the sharing economy phenomenon by addressing the following questions:
- How can existing theories and disciplines inform research in the sharing economy to better understand the practical phenomenon?
- How can practical development in the sharing economy stimulate existing theories and trigger theory development?
- How can contributions from different disciplines contribute to develop a holistic picture of the sharing economy?
The 5th IWSE will take place at the University of Mannheim, Germany, on June 28/29. We invite project and paper contributions that are grounded in different disciplines and theoretical perspectives. Contributions can be conceptual, methodological or empirical. Please submit an abstract till March 31, 2018.
5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy - Best Paper Proceedings 'Perspectives on the Sharing Ecomomy'
We are glad to announce that Cambridge Scholars Publishing will publish the best conference papers in the volume 'Perspectives on the Sharing Economy'. This volume will bring together short papers that all focus on the sharing economy phenomenon, yet examine the subject from different disciplinary angles, thus providing a coherent and comprehensive overview of research on the sharing economy. Short paper contributions will be selected in a competitive process from all papers invited for presentation at the 5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy on June 28/29 in Mannheim (Germany). Authors will be informed by the end of June and will have to prepare a short paper of 2000 words until the end of July.
We invite project and paper contributions that are grounded in different disciplines and theoretical perspectives. Contributions can be conceptual, methodological or empirical. Please submit an abstract till March 31, 2018.
We will have several disciplinary sessions. In each session, researchers from one discipline will present and discuss projects and papers. This guarantees a profound, disciplinary exchange and discourse. However, disciplinary sessions will not take the whole day so participants will be able to attend several sessions from different disciplines. This enables a fruitful interdisciplinary exchange.
Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
20:30 welcome reception / beer garden
Thursday, June 28th, 2018
09:00-12:00 academic program
13:30-17:00 academic program
19:00-22:00 get together / evening event
Friday, June 29th, 2018
09:00-12:00 academic program
13:30-16:00 academic program
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 31st
Please follow directions on the submission page: https://www.i-share-economy.org/5th-iwse/submission
The workshop fee includes lunch, snacks and beverages on Thursday and Friday. Vegan/vegetrian options will be served. Please note that fees are reduced if you contribute to the workshop. Deadline for submission of abstracts is March 31st. Invitations for presentation will be send until April 15th.
Please register here: https://www.i-share-economy.org/5th-iwse/registration