Peer-to-Peer Service Sharing Platforms: Driving Share and Share Alike on a Mass-Scale

Magnus Andersson, Anders Hjalmarsson, Michel Avital

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    The sharing economy has been growing continuously in the last decade thanks to the proliferation of internet-based platforms that allow people to disintermediate the traditional commercial channels and to share excess resources and trade with one another effectively at a reasonably low transaction cost. Whereas early peer-to-peer platforms were designed to enable file sharing and goods trading, we recently witness the emergence of a new breed of peer-to-peer platforms that are designed for ordinary service sharing. Ordinary services entail intangible provisions and are defined as an economic activity that generates immaterial benefits and does not result in ownership of material goods. Based on a structured analysis of 41 internet-based rideshare platforms, we explore and layout the unique characteristics of peer-to-peer service sharing platforms based on three distinct temporal patterns that entail specific consequences for platform use as well as provide insights about their overall design imperative.
    TitelProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2013
    RedaktørerRichard Baskerville, Michael Chau
    Antal sider15
    UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
    ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    ISBN (Trykt)9780615933832
    StatusUdgivet - 2013
    BegivenhedThe 34th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2013: Reshaping Society Through Information Systems Design - Università Bocconi, Milan, Italien
    Varighed: 15 dec. 201318 dec. 2013
    Konferencens nummer: 34


    KonferenceThe 34th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2013
    LokationUniversità Bocconi


    • Digital Platforms
    • Peer-to-Peer
    • Service sharing
    • Service economy
    • Sharing economy
    • Temporal design patterns