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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The social economy combines economic activity with social impact and may serve as a catalyst for societal change toward more sustainability. Understanding and shaping the current and future role of the social economy is the goal of the Social Economy Scientific Conference. At the two two-day digital event on 24th and 25th November 2020, a vibrant network of distinguished social economy researchers will discuss the potential of the social economy to rethink and reshape socio-economic spaces.
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Dr. Phillip C. Mosmann and Jennifer Klutt show in their study how organizations govern the actions of their community members. They develop a framework to illustrate four different types of governance and explain the differences between these types depending on the main activity and primary goal of the community.
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The sharing economy is researched on different levels of analysis and with variety of methodological approaches. Researchers have diverse exploratory goals and apply various explanatory mechanisms. In a volume in the renowned series "Research on the Sociology of Organisations", the i-share researchers Indre Maurer, Johanna Mair and Achim Oberg publish current work that with a connecting element: the studies contribute to theorizing on the variety and trajectories in the sharing economy based on organization theories.
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You are doing research on the sharing economy and want to share your insights and get feedback? Then submit an abstract to the 7th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy (IWSE) before September 30, 2020. The workshop will take place in Barcelona, Spain, and will be hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies of the Open University of Catalonia (UOC).
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In their exploratory study, the researchers find that sharing organizations receive attention, resources and legitimation from a „disruptive field“ of organizations including tech-media and venture capitalists – a field that initiates and support technological innovation which potentially disrupt existing fields and industries. So far, the field pays attention to dominant models in the sharing economy such as Airbnb or Uber. The authors published the chapter in the renowned series „Research in the Sociology of Organizations“.
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Social Economy Scientific Conference – Register now for the event on November 24 and 25, 2020
How to theorize new forms of sharing?
Market, Hierarchy, or Clan? Types of Governance in the Sharing Economy
Prof. Dr. Achim Oberg
Prof. Dr. Dominika Wruk
How is the sharing economy field structured? Dominika Wruk, Tino Schöllhorn and Achim Oberg address this question in their current publication
New date for the 7th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy: 24th-26th February 2021
Prof. Dr. Achim Oberg
Prof. Dr. Dominika Wruk