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Which Companies Adopt Sharing Arrangements and Why?

Sharing in the Company

ISBN: 978-1-78560-966-4, eISBN: 978-1-78560-965-7

Publication date: 6 June 2017


This chapter analyzes the determinants of adoption of sharing arrangements by companies. Using propositions from agency and strategic human resource management frameworks predicting the adoption of sharing arrangements, we test the relationships with a large international dataset. The study finds that adoption of sharing arrangements is related to human capital investments, individual incentives, involvement practices, and human resource management practices and that adoption is affected by country differences.




We thank the partners of the CRANET network for providing the data and the Cranfield School of Management for coordinating the network.


Poutsma, E. and Ligthart, P.E.M. (2017), "Which Companies Adopt Sharing Arrangements and Why?", Sharing in the Company (Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory & Labor-Managed Firms, Vol. 17), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 23-48.



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