Openness and Legitimacy Building in the Sharing Economy: An Exploratory Case Study about CouchSurfing

Attila Marton, Ioanna Constantiou, Georgios Lagoudakos

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Sharing economy start-ups are claiming legitimacy by drawing on notions of openness and, at the same time, by adapting to business institutions. We use the case of CouchSurfing to investigate how openness, which has been part of the organization’s raison-d’être, contributed in the legitimacy building efforts and why it was replaced by notions of profitability and revenue generation. Thus, we contribute the concepts of legitimacy and legitimacy building to the academic discourse of openness.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2017
Antal sider10
UdgivelsesstedHonolulu
ForlagHawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Publikationsdato2017
ISBN (Trykt)9780998133102
StatusUdgivet - 2017
BegivenhedThe 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2017 - Waikoloa Village, USA
Varighed: 4 jan. 20177 jan. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 50
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KonferenceThe 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2017
Nummer50
LandUSA
ByWaikoloa Village
Periode04/01/201707/01/2017
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