Putting the sharing economy into perspective

We develop a conceptual framework that allows us to define the sharing economy and its close cousins and understand its sudden rise from an economichistoric perspective. We then assess the sharing economy platforms in terms of the economic, social and environmental impacts. We end with reflections on current regulations and future alternatives, and suggest a number of future research questions.

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Putting the sharing economy into perspective
Frenken, K. and Schor, J. (2016), Putting the sharing economy into perspective, Working paper 16.04, Innovation Studies Utrecht, University of Utrecht.

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  • Research publication
  • EU28
  • Yes
  • no specific sector focus
  • platform characteristics and business model
  • English
  • University of Utrecht (Research institute)
  • Qualitative research
  • 2016
  • Open access
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