Sharing Economy: Moving Beyond Economic Institutions?

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    Abstract

    De spite the hype the notion of the sharing economy is surrounded by, our understanding of sharing is surprisingly undertheorized. In this paper, we make a first step towards rem edying this state of affairs by analy sing sharing as a s ocial practice. Based on a multi ple - case study, we analyse the institutional assemblage of sharing on online platforms to counter the prevalent assumpti o n i n the literature that sharing derives primarily from the shareability of goods and resources. Sharing, we contend, is a fundament al human practice that, in our case study, takes the particular form of coord inated shar ing of philoxenia , as we call it .
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2015
    Number of pages29
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventThe 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015: Organizations and the Examined Life: Reason, Reflexivity and Responsibility - Athen, Greece
    Duration: 2 Jul 20154 Jul 2015
    Conference number: 31
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    ConferenceThe 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015
    Number31
    CountryGreece
    CityAthen
    Period02/07/201504/07/2015
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    Keywords

    • sharing economy
    • sharing society
    • Airbnb
    • Lyft
    • philoxenia

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