Sharing Economy

Sharing economy refers to an economic system constructed around the concept of sharing goods and services among the participating people. Also known as ‘collaborative consumption’ and ‘collaborative economy’ such systems appear in different forms and frequently use information technologies in their operations. A well known example is car sharing. The essentials of this concept are described by Buczynski (2013).

The major benefits for participants are cost reduction for buyers and ability to sell more for sellers. Societal benefits include reduction of carbon footprint (e.g., in ride sharing), increase recycling, and increase social interactions

Efraim Turban, David King, Jae Kyu Lee, Ting-Peng Liang, Deborrah C. Turban (2015), Electronic Commerce A Managerial and Social Networks Perspective

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