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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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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Symposium on Continuities, Disruptions and Management in the Sharing Economy: To advance the understanding of the sharing economy, with particular attention to its relation to the classic in management and organizational scholarship; and to explore methods suitable to grasp the sharing Economy as an object of inquiry.
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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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On November 8th 2017, a workshop on current research on the sharing economy will take place at the University of Mannheim, Germany. Paper contributions can be conceptual, methodological or empirical. Please submit a short paper till September 15th.
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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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A look back at the second i-share Research Workshop
From rural necessity to urban lifestyle. Garden usage as an example for historical forms and current developments of a sharing economy.
Symposium on the Sharing Economy at the University of Sussex in Brighton on December 15th 2017
Dr. Achim Oberg
Dr. Dominika Wruk
How to capture the dynamics of the sharing economy?
Call for Paper - Research Workshop: Taking Stock of and Theorizing the Sharing Economy: Variety, Trajectories, and Consequences
Dr. Achim Oberg
Dr. Dominika Wruk