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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A study published by Martin Kornberger, Stephan Leixnering, Renate Meyer, and Markus Höllerer in the Academy of Management Discoveries.
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In this article, Georg Reischauer and Johanna Mair discuss how platform organizations in the sharing economy relate to so called hybrid communities they host and discuss which of the strategic responses suggested by literature to minimize the dependence of a platform organization on its hybrid community still apply.
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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.
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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.
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From which perspectives do researchers study the sharing economy? How can the sharing economy contribute to social sustainability in Germany? Can sharing business models be applied in the energy sector? How do communities manage themselves? Which factors influence sustainable entrepreneurial actions in the sharing economy? Around 30 researchers from different academic backgrounds came together for the i-share research workshop at the University of Mannheim on November 8th 2017 to discuss these questions.
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Rethinking the Sharing Economy: The Nature and Organization of Sharing in the 2015 Refugee Crisis
5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy - Best Paper Proceedings 'Perspectives on the Sharing Ecomomy'
Article “Platform Organizing in the New Digital Economy”
Prof. Dr. Achim Oberg
Prof. Dr. Dominika Wruk
A look back at the second i-share Research Workshop
Call for Contribution: 5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy - June 28/29 in Mannheim, Germany
Prof. Dr. Achim Oberg
Prof. Dr. Dominika Wruk