Business Models of the Collaborative Economy

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Collaborative business models are often equated with disruptive commercial
endeavors, epitomised by a handful large global sharing platforms. They
represent a certain archetype of business model, extracting profit from market-mediated peer exchanges. A narrow focus on for-profit models obstructs coming to
terms with the full scope of the collaborative economy phenomena, driven by
purposes and actors beyond commercial market domains. This chapter attempts
to broaden this perspective by reviewing alternative value creation mechanisms and
presents emerging business model archetypes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborative Economy and Tourism : Perspectives, Politics, Policies and Prospects
EditorsDianne Dredge, Szilvia Gyimóthy
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date12 Jun 2017
ISBN (Print)9783319517971
ISBN (Electronic)9783319517995
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes
SeriesSpringer Tourism on the Verge

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