The sharing economy: Why people participate in collaborative consumption

@article{Hamari2016TheSE,
  title={The sharing economy: Why people participate in collaborative consumption},
  author={Juho Hamari and Mimmi Sj{\"o}klint and Antti Ukkonen},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2016},
  volume={67},
  pages={2047-2059}
}
Information and communications technologies (ICTs) have enabled the rise of so-called “Collaborative Consumption” (CC): the peer-to-peer-based activity of obtaining, giving, or sharing the access to goods and services, coordinated through community-based online services. CC has been expected to alleviate societal problems such as hyper-consumption, pollution, and poverty by lowering the cost of economic coordination within communities. However, beyond anecdotal evidence, there is a dearth of… CONTINUE READING
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