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THE SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY OF THE SHARING ECONOMY

THE SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY OF THE SHARING ECONOMY The purpose of this article is to gain a deeper understanding of possible advantages of the sharing economy, incentives for being involved in the sharing economy, the platforms and practices of the sharing economy, and the capacity of the novel sharing practices to assist in initiating a social transition. This study is grounded in the considerable body of scholarship examining the relevance of the sharing economy to both the public and private spheres, the constraints of the reputational processes that sharing platforms supply, reasons for participating in the sharing economy, and the latter’s effects on ecological welfare and social connection. JEL codes: Q01; Q56 Keywords: sharing economy; peer-to-peer relationship; collaborative consumption http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Economics, Management, and Financial Markets Addleton Academic Publishers

THE SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY OF THE SHARING ECONOMY

Economics, Management, and Financial Markets , Volume 10 (4): 7 – Jan 1, 2015

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Addleton Academic Publishers
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1842-3191
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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to gain a deeper understanding of possible advantages of the sharing economy, incentives for being involved in the sharing economy, the platforms and practices of the sharing economy, and the capacity of the novel sharing practices to assist in initiating a social transition. This study is grounded in the considerable body of scholarship examining the relevance of the sharing economy to both the public and private spheres, the constraints of the reputational processes that sharing platforms supply, reasons for participating in the sharing economy, and the latter’s effects on ecological welfare and social connection. JEL codes: Q01; Q56 Keywords: sharing economy; peer-to-peer relationship; collaborative consumption

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Economics, Management, and Financial MarketsAddleton Academic Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2015

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