Editors: Eva Hofmann, Barbara Hartl & Ann-Marie Nienaber
In the sharing economy consumers have rather access to a good than actually owning it. Thus, they started sharing goods such as cars and rooms. This is a new trend that was driven by the rapid development of technology. Within consumer psychology, (dis)trust has been identified as important factor stimulating/hindering participation in the sharing economy, meaning that consumers make themselves vulnerable towards different actors in the sharing economy. There is a lack of research on trust towards the different actors of the sharing economy (owner of a shared good, intermediating platforms, other shared goods’ users) in the digital age, and also a lack of research on distrust in general. With the current Research Topic, we welcome theoretical and empirical manuscripts addressing this research gap of trust and distrust in the sharing economy.
For more information and submission: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/10261/sharing-economy-and-the-issue-of-distrust
Submission deadlines: 30 August 2019 Abstract (optional), 06. January 2020 Manuscript