Lookup NU author(s): Dinara Davlembayeva,
Professor Savvas Papagiannidis,
Dr Eleftherios Alamanos
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019.
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Purpose: The sharing economy is a socio-economic system in which individuals acquire and distribute goods and services among each other for free or for compensation through Internet platforms. The sharing economy has attracted the interest of the academic community, which examined the phenomenon from the economic, social and technological perspectives. Design: Given the lack of an overarching analysis of the sharing economy, this paper employs a quantitative content analysis approach to explore and synthesise relevant findings to facilitate the understanding of this emerging phenomenon.Findings: The paper identified and grouped findings under four themes, namely: collaborative consumption practices, resources, drivers of user engagement and impacts, each of which is discussed in relation to the three main themes, aiming to compare findings and then put forward an agenda for further research.Originality/value: The paper offers a balanced analysis of the building blocks of the sharing economy, to identify emerging themes within each stream, to discuss any contextual differences from a multi-stakeholder perspective and to propose directions for future studies.
Author(s): Davlembayeva D, Papagiannidis S, Alamanos E
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Information Technology and People
Pages: ePub ahead of print
Online publication date: 13/03/2019
Acceptance date: 13/03/2019
ISSN (print): 0959-3845
ISSN (electronic): 1758-5813
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
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