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Mapping the economics, social and technological attributes of the sharing economy

Lookup NU author(s): Dinara Davlembayeva Davlembayeva, Professor Savvas PapagiannidisORCiD, Professor Eleftherios AlamanosORCiD



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).


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.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Davlembayeva D, Papagiannidis S, Alamanos E

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Information Technology and People

Year: 2019

Volume: 33

Issue: 3

Pages: 841-872

Online publication date: 29/04/2019

Acceptance date: 13/03/2019

Date deposited: 16/03/2019

ISSN (print): 0959-3845

ISSN (electronic): 1758-5813

Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited


DOI: 10.1108/ITP-02-2018-0085


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