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Publication date: 8 May 2019

Dinara Davlembayeva, Savvas Papagiannidis and Eleftherios Alamanos

The sharing economy is a socio-economic system in which individuals acquire and distribute goods and services among each other for free or for compensation through…

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Purpose

The sharing economy is a socio-economic system in which individuals acquire and distribute goods and services among each other for free or for compensation through internet platforms. The sharing economy has attracted the interest of the academic community, which examined the phenomenon from the economic, social and technological perspectives. The paper aims to discuss this issue.

Design/methodology/approach

Given the lack of an overarching analysis of the sharing economy, this paper employs a quantitative content analysis approach to explore and synthesise relevant findings to facilitate the understanding of this emerging phenomenon.

Findings

The paper identified and grouped findings under four themes, namely: collaborative consumption practices, resources, drivers of user engagement and impacts, each of which is discussed in relation to the three main themes, aiming to compare findings and then put forward an agenda for further research.

Originality/value

The paper offers a balanced analysis of the building blocks of the sharing economy, to identify emerging themes within each stream, to discuss any contextual differences from a multi-stakeholder perspective and to propose directions for future studies.

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Information Technology & People, vol. 33 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-3845

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Publication date: 12 April 2013

Eleftherios Alamanos, Michael Bourlakis and Irini Tzimitra‐Kalogianni

The study aims to examine consumer behaviour towards fresh tomatoes and to reveal the factors that influence consumption leading to an adoption of a healthy diet.

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Purpose

The study aims to examine consumer behaviour towards fresh tomatoes and to reveal the factors that influence consumption leading to an adoption of a healthy diet.

Design/methodology/approach

A consumer survey was carried out in Thessaloniki (Greece) and 337 self‐reported questionnaires from tomato consumers were used in the analysis. The major consumer segments are illustrated and interventions to promote tomato consumption are suggested.

Findings

The findings from principal component analysis indicate that the main factors that influence consumption of fresh tomatoes are: “nutrition value”, “organoleptic characteristics” of tomatoes and “eating habits” of consumers. A two‐step cluster analysis revealed three segments of tomato consumers labelled as “Tomato‐loyals”, “Sensorialists” and “Health‐conscious”.

Practical implications

The findings reveal the consumption characteristics of each consumer segment where tailored social marketing plans can be developed based on this work. The findings will be of interest to food marketers and food policy makers, as they can contribute to addressing obesity problems in Europe in general and Mediterranean countries in particular.

Originality/value

The paper identifies the underlying reasons for eating fresh tomatoes, which can lead to the adoption of a healthy diet and can support policies towards that. It also reveals new consumer segments and highlights differences between them. In addition, it highlights the interventions to increase tomato consumption of each segment. Finally, it employs a cluster analysis technique, two‐step cluster analysis, which has not been widely used in marketing research.

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British Food Journal, vol. 115 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 18 September 2017

Francisco Guzman and Cleopatra Veloutsou

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Journal of Product & Brand Management, vol. 26 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1061-0421

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Publication date: 15 February 2018

Erdem Galipoglu, Herbert Kotzab, Christoph Teller, Isik Özge Yumurtaci Hüseyinoglu and Jens Pöppelbuß

The purpose of this paper is twofold: to identify, evaluate and structure the research that focusses on omni-channel retailing from the perspective of logistics and supply…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is twofold: to identify, evaluate and structure the research that focusses on omni-channel retailing from the perspective of logistics and supply chain management; and to reveal the intellectual foundation of omni-channel retailing research.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper applies a multi-method approach by conducting a content-analysis-based literature review of 70 academic papers. Based on the reference lists of these papers, the authors performed a citation and co-citation analysis based on the 34 most frequently cited papers. This analysis included multidimensional scaling, a cluster analysis and factor analysis.

Findings

The study reveals the limited consideration of logistics and supply chain management literature in the foundation of the omni-channel retailing research. Further, the authors see a dominance of empirical research as compared to conceptual and analytical research. Overall, there is a focus on the Western retail context in this research field. The intellectual foundation is embedded in the marketing discipline and can be characterised as lacking a robust theoretical foundation.

Originality/value

The contribution of this research is identifying, evaluating and structuring the literature of omni-channel research and providing an overview of the state of the art of this research area considering its interdisciplinary nature. This paper thus supports researchers looking to holistically comprehend, prioritise and use the underpinning literature central to the phenomena of omni-channel retailing. For practitioners and academics alike, the findings can trigger and support future research and an evolving understanding of omni-channel retailing.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 48 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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