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Giving and sharing in the computer-mediated economy

Lookup NU author(s): Dr David GolightlyORCiD



Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. The paper examines how digital technology mediates the behaviour of consumers in three online systems that facilitate offline gift giving and sharing (Freecycle, Couchsurfing, and Landshare). Findings derived from a netnography and depth interviews reveal how technology is used to enact and influence the management of identity, partner selection, ritual normalisation, and negotiation of property rights. The findings have significant implications for the design and management of systems that encourage non-monetary forms of collaborative consumption. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Harvey J, Smith A, Golightly D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Consumer Behaviour

Year: 2017

Volume: 16

Issue: 4

Pages: 363-371

Print publication date: 01/07/2017

Online publication date: 28/11/2014

Acceptance date: 24/09/2014

Date deposited: 08/07/2019

ISSN (print): 1472-0817

ISSN (electronic): 1479-1838

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd


DOI: 10.1002/cb.1499


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