The sharing economy: Friend or foe?

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

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Abstract

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 (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015 - Fort Worth, United States
Duration: Dec 13 2015Dec 16 2015

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Other2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth
Period12/13/1512/16/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics

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Avital, M., Carroll, J. M., Hjalmarsson, A., Levina, N., Malhotra, A., & Sundararajan, A. (2015). The sharing economy: Friend or foe?. Paper presented at 2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015, Fort Worth, United States.