Regulating the sharing economy

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Kristofer Erickson ; Inge Sørensen (2016)
  • Publisher: Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
  • Journal: Internet Policy Review (issn: 2197-6775, eissn: 2197-6775)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.14763/2016.2.414
  • Subject: Peer-to-peer (P2P) | Computer science, knowledge & systems | Cybernetics | K1 | Crowd-sharing | Commerce, communications & transportation | Sharing economy | Internet Policy | Social Sciences | Q350-390 | Q300-390 | Information theory | HE | T1
    • ddc: ddc:380 | ddc:000 | ddc:340 | ddc:300

In this introductory essay, we explore definitions of the ‘sharing economy’, a concept indicating both social (relational, communitarian) and economic (allocative, profit-seeking) aspects which appear to be in tension. We suggest combining the social and economic logics... View more
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    Eckhardt, GM & Bardhi, F (2015). The Sharing Economy Isn t About Sharing At AllH.arvard Business Review. January 28, 2015. Accessed online:

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