The Sharing Economy: Friend or Foe?

Michel Avital, John M. Carroll, Anders Hjalmarsson, Natalia Levina, Arvind Malhotra, Arun Sundararajan

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    The sharing economy is spreading rapidly worldwide in a number of industries and markets. The disruptive nature of this phenomenon has drawn mixed responses ranging from active conflict to adoption and assimilation. Yet, in spite of the growing attention to the sharing economy, we still do not know much about it. With the abundant enthusiasm about the benefits that the sharing economy can unleash and the weekly reminders about its dark side, further examination is required to determine the potential of the sharing economy while mitigating its undesirable side effects. The panel will join the ongoing debate about the sharing economy and contribute to the discourse with insights about how digital technologies are critical in shaping this turbulent ecosystem. Furthermore, we will define an agenda for future research on the sharing economy as it becomes part of the mainstream society as well as part of the IS research repertoire.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Thirty Sixth International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2015
    EditorsTraci Carte, Armin Heinzl, Cathy Urquhart
    Number of pages8
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publication date2015
    ISBN (Print)9780996683111
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015: Exploring the Information Frontier - Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, United States
    Duration: 13 Dec 201516 Dec 2015
    Conference number: 36


    Conference2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015
    LocationFort Worth Convention Center
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityFort Worth, Texas
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems


    • Sharing economy
    • Collaborative economy
    • Collaborative platforms
    • Collaborative technologies
    • Disruptive innovation
    • Economic impact
    • Social impact

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