The Evolution of a Sharing Platform into a Sustainable Business

Ioanna Constantiou, Ben Eaton, Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen

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    Abstrakt

    A number of sharing economy start-ups have taken both digital and physical product markets by storm. These start-ups operate on two-sided platforms and enable sharing of physical products or services based on physical assets. Interestingly, they are subject to both the dynamics of the digital world (i.e., network effects), and the constraints of the physical world (i.e., issues of accountability when physical property is destroyed). We investigate how Airbnb, a sharing platform, evolve into a sustainable business with an in-depth case analysis based on data retrieved from a number of blogs providing information about Airbnb’s actions. Our analysis with insights from platform economics and
    information infrastructures depicts two phases in the evolution process: creating the user base and augmenting the platform. With the two complementary theoretical perspectives we can offer a deeper understanding of the evolution of sharing platforms into sustainable and competitive businesses.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016)
    RedaktørerRalph H. Sprague, Tung X. Bui
    Antal sider10
    UdgivelsesstedLoa Alamitos, CA
    ForlagIEEE
    Publikationsdato2016
    Sider1297-1306
    Artikelnummer7427343
    ISBN (Trykt)9781479983896
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9780769556703
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    BegivenhedThe 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2016 - Kauai, Hawaii, USA
    Varighed: 5 jan. 20168 jan. 2016
    Konferencens nummer: 49
    http://www.hicss.org/

    Konference

    KonferenceThe 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2016
    Nummer49
    LandUSA
    ByKauai, Hawaii
    Periode05/01/201608/01/2016
    Internetadresse
    NavnProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    ISSN1060-3425

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