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The sharing economy and sustainability: A case for Airbnb

  title={The sharing economy and sustainability: A case for Airbnb},
  author={Chelsea Midgett and Josh Bendickson and Jeffrey Muldoon and Shelby John Solomon},
This paper explores the sustainable initiatives within sharing economies, specifically that of Airbnb. Airbnb provides users the ability to list, find, and rent lodging from other individuals. A background on Airbnb and its commitment to sustainability is presented along with the major sustainability issues commonly found plaguing traditional accommodations. Accordingly, we propose that sharing economies, ones such as accommodations, are a more sustainable alternative to traditional travel… 

Destination sustainability in the sharing economy: a conceptual framework applying the capital theory approach

ABSTRACT The introduction of the sharing economy has been seen as a potential pathway to destination sustainability. However, without a holistic measurement, its impact on destination sustainability

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The sharing economy has become a global phenomenon that increasingly transforms how we move, travel, work, and consume. Given that consumption practices such as swapping, gifting, reselling,

ICT-Enabled Sharing Economy and Environmental Sustainability - A Resource-Oriented Approach

  • M. PouriL. Hilty
  • Business
    Advances and New Trends in Environmental Informatics
  • 2018
This work presents a line of thought that starts with perceiving resource sharing as the core of the sharing economy and continues with a sustainability analysis using a conceptual framework of ICT impacts on sustainability.

Potential impacts of p2p accommodation on rural-mountain areas. A case study from the Catalan Pyrenees (Spain)

This paper seeks to contribute to existing literature by exploring the potential impacts of Peer-to-Peer (p2p) accommodation on a rural mountain area in the Pyrenees in Catalonia (Spain). The results

Technological Innovation and the expansion of Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

To date much of the entrepreneurial ecosystems literature treated ecosystems as confined geographic locations with definitive boards. However, in the past decades, technological innovation and

Progress on Airbnb: a literature review

The purpose of this paper is to review the extant literature on Airbnb – one of the most significant recent innovations in the tourism sector – to assess the research progress that has been

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Airbnb is the peer-to-peer (P2P) accommodation platform that has attracted researchers’ attention during the past decade. The purpose of this paper attempts to illustrate the scarce research on P2P



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Sustainability Potentials of the Sharing Economy: The case of accommodation sharing platforms

The sharing economy, which facilitates technology-enabled sharing of underused assets, is an umbrella for a variety of segments and platforms. The concept includes peer-to-peer, business-to-business

The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Estimating the Impact of Airbnb on the Hotel Industry

Peer-to-peer markets, collectively known as the sharing economy, have emerged as alternative suppliers of goods and services traditionally provided by long-established industries. The authors explore

Environmental Initiatives in Bed and Breakfast Establishments in Canada: Scope and Major Challenges with Implementation

The objective of this paper is to investigate the implementation of environmental practices in small firms in the hospitality industry, namely bed and breakfast establishments. The issues addressed

Putting the sharing economy into perspective

The sharing economy: Why people participate in collaborative consumption

The results show that participation in CC is motivated by many factors such as its sustainability, enjoyment of the activity as well as economic gains, and suggest that in CC an attitude‐behavior gap might exist; people perceive the activity positively and say good things about it, but this good attitude does not necessary translate into action.

The Triple Bottom Line: A Framework for Sustainable Tourism Development

This conceptual article proposes that tourism development organizations adopt a triple bottom line (TBL) framework to enhance their sustainability. The TBL is a philosophical orientation whereby

What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

WHAT'S MINE IS YOURS is about Collaborative Consumption, a new, emerging economy made possible by online social networks and fueled by increasing cost consciousness and environmental necessity.