Quotation Penz, Elfriede, Hartl, Barbara, Hofmann, Eva. 2018. Editorial: Collectively Building a Sustainable Sharing Economy Based on Trust and Regulation. Sustainability. 10 3754




The articles in this Special Issue on the sharing economy’s role in fostering sustainability comprise eight contributions to answer how trust and regulation shape relations of providers and consumers. We identify indispensable aspects of the sharing economy to show its potential in fostering sustainability. This is in some contrast to existing definitions and applications of sharing economy business models, which do not place sustainability in their focus. The studies employ a variety of methods, covering quantitative and qualitative research to investigate building of communities on the consumer side, as well as trust-building and implementation of regulations in the interaction between providers and consumers in Asia and Europe. Some areas in the sharing economy foster sustainability, some foster social cohesion and in the end build social capital, but others focus at first sight on convenience and lifestyle.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Sustainability
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-C
Language English
Title Editorial: Collectively Building a Sustainable Sharing Economy Based on Trust and Regulation
Volume 10
Year 2018
Page from 3754
Reviewed? Y
URL https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103754
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103754
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/10/3754


Collaborative Consumption: Power, Trust, and Cooperation
Penz, Elfriede (Details)
Hartl, Barbara (Details)
Hofmann, Eva (Former researcher)
Institute for International Marketing Management IN (Details)
Competence Center for Empirical Research Methods WE (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5320 Marketing (Details)
5321 Market research (Details)
5502 Occupational-, industrial psychology (Details)
5517 Organisational psychology (Details)
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