Availability Cascades & the Sharing Economy: A Critical Outlook at Collaborative Consumption

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    Abstrakt

    In search of a new concept that will provide answers to as to how modern societies should not only make sense but also resolve the social and environmental problems linked with our modes of production and consumption, collaborative consumption and the sharing economy are increasingly attracting attention. This conceptual paper attempts to explain the emergent focus on the sharing economy and associated business and consumption models by applying
    cascade theory. Risks associated with this behavior will be especially examined with regard to the sustainability claim of collaborative consumption. With academics, practitioners, and civil society alike having a shared history in being rather fast in accepting new concepts that will not only provide business opportunities but also a good conscience, this study proposes a critical study of the implications of collaborative consumption, before engaging in active promotion of this concept as the latest best fix.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftJournal of Macromarketing
    Vol/bind35
    Udgave nummer1
    Sider (fra-til)127-128
    ISSN0276-1467
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2015
    BegivenhedThe 39th Annual Macromarketing Conference. 2014 - Royal Holloway, University of London, London, Storbritannien
    Varighed: 2 jul. 20145 jul. 2014
    Konferencens nummer: 39
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    Konference

    KonferenceThe 39th Annual Macromarketing Conference. 2014
    Nummer39
    LokationRoyal Holloway, University of London
    LandStorbritannien
    ByLondon
    Periode02/07/201405/07/2014
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