Internet Research: Volume 29 Issue 5


Table of contents - Special Issue: The Sharing Economy: Promises and Challenges

Guest Editors: Bo Xiao, Zach W.Y. Lee, Eric T.K. Lim, Chee-Wee Tan

Sharing economy: seeing through the fog

Daniel Trabucchi, Laurent Muzellec, Sébastien Ronteau

The purpose of this paper is to delineate the current state of the art of sharing economy (SE) research and practice. It provides a new framework to help managers and academics to…


Collaborative innovation in the sharing economy: Profiling social product development actors through classification modeling

Kaveh Abhari, Elizabeth J. Davidson, Bo Xiao

With the emergence of the sharing economy paradigm, the process of innovation is no longer unidirectional, but cyclical. This paradigm shift requires a better understanding of…


Building customers’ trust in the ridesharing platform with institutional mechanisms: An empirical study in China

Zhen Shao, Hao Yin

Drawing upon institution-based trust theory, the purpose of this paper is twofold: firstly, to examine the joint influences of legally binding and market-driven institutional…


Antecedents and role of individual sociability on participation in mobile collaborative consumption

Yicheng Zhang, Chee Wei Phang, Rui Gu, Chenghong Zhang

The purpose of this paper is to investigate what may influence participation in mobile collaborative consumption (CC). In particular, the authors investigate the effects of…

The conditioning function of rating mechanisms for consumers in the sharing economy

Gemma Newlands, Christoph Lutz, Christian Fieseler

The purpose of this paper is to explore how rating mechanisms encourage emotional labor norms among sharing economy consumers.


The sharing economy ideal: Implementing an organization-sponsored sharing platform as a CSR program

Anita D. Bhappu, Ulrike Schultze

Bridging noted gaps in the sharing economy and corporate social responsibility (CSR) literatures, the purpose of this paper is to investigate how an organization-sponsored sharing…

Policy compliance and deterrence mechanism in the sharing economy: Accommodation sharing in Korea

Soo Kyung Park, Kyu Tae Kwak, Bong Gyou Lee

In a sharing economy, economically inactive members can serve as providers owing to the low start-up costs. However, such providers may operate without sufficient knowledge of the…


Does more crowd participation bring more value to crowdfunding projects? The perspective of crowd capital

Chunxiao Yin, Libo Liu, Kristijian Mirkovski

The purpose of this paper is to focus on investigating the impact of crowd participation on degree of project success, which is defined as the total amount of funds a project can…

Analyzing campaign’s outcome in reward-based crowdfunding: Social capital as a determinant factor

Pilar Madrazo-Lemarroy, Karla Barajas-Portas, Maria Elena Labastida Tovar

The purpose of this paper is to probe how reward-based crowdfunding campaigns accomplish their goal by adopting the theoretical constructs of social capital dimensions…


Dealing with initial success versus failure in crowdfunding market: Serial crowdfunding, changing strategies, and funding performance

Chang Heon Lee, Ananth Chiravuri

Serial crowdfunding is becoming a common phenomenon as entrepreneurs repeatedly return to online crowdfunding to raise capital. In this study, the authors focus attention on…

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