The aim of this workshop is to bring together research and researchers from different backgrounds and disciplines in order to gain a better understanding of each perspective, its peculiarities, research focus and main insights as well as the blind spots related to each perspective; secondly, to stimulate academic discourse across perspectives, identify commonalities and differences as well as areas of complementarities; thirdly, to develop a comprehensive picture and common understanding of the sharing economy phenomenon. Sharing instead of owning is one of the major trends in modern (business) life. By changing how people consume, the rise of the sharing economy has the potential to redefine the role of owners, consumers and producers, change their mode of transaction, create innovative business models, disrupt existing industries and challenge political as well as regulative institutions. In line with these different practical implications, the sharing economy is attracting a great variety of research and researchers from different backgrounds and disciplines, including strategic management, organization theory, information systems, political science, sociology, economic geography, business history and others.
Research Workshop Convenors:
Gernot Grabher, HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany
Johanna Mair, Hertie School of Governance, Germany / Stanford University, USA
Indre Maurer, Göttingen University, Germany
Achim Oberg, University of Mannheim, Germany / Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria
Daniel Veit, Augsburg University, Germany
Submissions and Deadlines:
Deadline for submission of short paper: July, 15th, 2016
Shortpapers (2500-3000 words) should present the topic, theoretical perspective, research methods, expected results, and theoretical contribution.
Deadline for confirmation of authors: August, 5th, 2016
Registration: September, 5th, 2016 (Note: Researchers who will not present a paper at the workshop are also warmly invited to register and attend!)
Deadline for full paper submission: September, 16th, 2016
Paper presentation: October, 4th, 2016, 2pm to 6pm
Participants are invited to also attend the i-share Symposium on October, 5th, 2016, 10am to 4pm