Impact of the Sharing Economy in Germany

The aim of the research project i-share is to capture the economic, ecologic and social impact of the sharing economy in Germany.

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Is the sharing economy considered to be a chance or challenge for society? With which strategies does the public sector approach this phenomenon? Sebastian Vith, Achim Oberg, Markus Höllerer and Renate Meyer address these questions in their article recently published in the Journal of Business Ethics.
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In their current article, Dominika Wruk, Achim Oberg, Jennifer Klutt & Indre Maurer from the i-share team investigate how sharing organizations position themselves in face of heated debates on the sharing economy. Analyzing online self-representations of sharing organizations, the authors identify grassroots initiative and platform-based organizations as two categories of sharing economy organizations and their different legitimation strategies. The article has recently been published in the Journal of Business Ethics.
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To develop a comprehensive and holistic picture of current research on the sharing economy, researchers from different disciplines presented their work at the 5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy at the University of Mannheim in 2018. Dominika Wruk, Achim Oberg and Indre Maurer have published the Best Paper Proceedings to the workshop, that comprises a selection of short papers. The volume is published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
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Johanna Mair and Georg Reischauer showcase the relevance of considering the plurality of ‘the’ sharing economy and provide an overview on insights on the effects of the sharing economy on multiple levels.
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Johanna Mair, Nikolas Rathert and Georg Reischauer compare sharing economy organizations and social enterprises with focus on the role of community and the role of growth. Their analysis reveals that social enterprises and sharing economy organizations are quite different when it comes to community and growth.
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Envisioning the ‘Sharing City’ – new publication on the sharing economy and public governance
How do we get a comprehensive understanding of the sharing economy?
How do sharing organizations position themselves with their business models and value propositions?
Dr. Achim Oberg
Dr. Dominika Wruk
Social Enterprises = Sharing Economy Organizations?
Contribution “Plurality and Effects of the Sharing Economy”
Dr. Achim Oberg
Dr. Dominika Wruk