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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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Good communication and recognition are key ways for sharing economy organisations to retain volunteers, write Julia Kristin Göhringer and Johanna Mair
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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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The sharing economy and its consequences for economy, society and the natural environment are subject to heated public and academic debates. In their current article, Dominika Wruk, Achim Oberg and Marina Friedrich-Schiebeck from the i-share team discuss how approaches to quantification can contribute to a socially desirable transformation of the sharing economy. The article has recently been published in GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society.
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How is the sharing economy field structured? Dominika Wruk, Tino Schöllhorn and Achim Oberg address this question in their current publication
Envisioning the ‘Sharing City’ – new publication on the sharing economy and public governance
The sharing economy is thriving, but the work of volunteers is often overlooked
What are advantages of quantifying the sharing economy and how can we do it?
How do we get a comprehensive understanding of the sharing economy?
How do sharing organizations position themselves with their business models and value propositions?
Social Enterprises = Sharing Economy Organizations?
Contribution “Plurality and Effects of the Sharing Economy”