Publications

Results from the i-share project have been published in various academic outlets. An overview of publications can be found in the following list.  

 
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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Dominika Wruk, Achim Oberg, Indre Maurer and Jennifer Klutt present results of their analysis in the article "Types of business models in the sharing economy: An exploratory study in Germany", published in the 5th IWSE Best Paper Proceedings.
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Philipp C. Mosmann und Peter Karl Becker zeigen anhand urbaner Gemeinschaftsgärten auf, welcher Beitrag zur Wertschöpfung davon ausgeht und wie sich die modernen Gemeinschaftsgärten in die Geschichte der Gartennutzung einreihen.
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Which differentiation strategies can existing companies pursue in order to establish themselves in the Sharing Economy? Alexander Frey, Manuel Trenz and Daniel Veit address this question in their recently published article.
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A study published by Martin Kornberger, Stephan Leixnering, Renate Meyer, and Markus Höllerer in the Academy of Management Discoveries.
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Research by Johanna Mair and Georg Reischauer shows the importance of establishing successful practices to online communities. Specifically, three distinct practices that sharing economy organizations use to manage online communities are identified. Moreover, the paper showcases how the use of these practices is linked to an organization’s source of value creation.
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Philipp C. Mosmann and Peter Karl Becker show based on the example of urban community gardens, what they contribute to value creation and to what extent these modern forms continue and discontinue the historical development of garden land usage.
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Johanna Mair and Georg Reischauer address this question in their paper which has just been published in "Technological Forecasting and Social Change". They also provide a video overview and a policy comment on the paper.
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In this conceptual article, Georg Reischauer uses a network perspective to discuss how to encourage a community to share.
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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?
Insights from the i-share project published in "MIS Quarterly Executive
Renaissance of Shared Resource Use? The Historical Honeycomb of the Sharing Economy
Rethinking the Sharing Economy: The Nature and Organization of Sharing in the 2015 Refugee Crisis
Social Enterprises = Sharing Economy Organizations?
Contribution “Plurality and Effects of the Sharing Economy”
What types of business models exist in the sharing economy?
What are advantages of quantifying the sharing economy and how can we do it?
Article “Encouraging to Share”
How to capture the dynamics of the sharing economy?
From rural necessity to urban lifestyle. Garden usage as an example for historical forms and current developments of a sharing economy.
Article “How Organizations Strategically Govern Online Communities”