Quantifying the sharing economy: An approach for measuring the ecological, social, and economic effects

Dominika Wruk, Achim Oberg, Marina Friedrich-Schieback

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Abstract

The sharing economy is often considered either the most promising “pathway to a sustainable market economy” or, conversely, a “hyper-capitalistic” exploitation of natural and social resources. Such contrasting images can influence the societal valuation of sharing economy models, thereby misleading or hindering processes of transformation. Approaches toward quantifying the sharing economy have the potential for enriching societal knowledge and, in the process, fuelling societal transformation as the ecological, social, and economic effects of such developments as carsharing become apparent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184 - 189
JournalGAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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