Defining the price of hospitality: networked hospitality exchange via Airbnb

  title={Defining the price of hospitality: networked hospitality exchange via Airbnb},
  author={Tapio Ikkala and Airi Lampinen},
  journal={Proceedings of the companion publication of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work \& social computing},
  • Tapio Ikkala, Airi Lampinen
  • Published 15 February 2014
  • Economics, Business
  • Proceedings of the companion publication of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing
This study examines how money mediates and structures social exchange in a hospitality exchange service, and how social and economic factors guiding exchange get intertwined in this context. [] Key Result We identified two behavioral patterns that highlight the importance of reputation and trust: (1) hosts divert their accumulated reputational capital into the rental price and (2) they may price their property below "the market price", so that they can choose their exchange partners form a wider pool of…

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