Digital entrepreneurship: Innovative business models for the sharing economy

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Autor(en): Richter C, Kraus S, Brem A, Durst S, Giselbrecht C
Zeitschrift: Creativity and Innovation Management
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2017
Band: 26
Heftnummer: 3
Seitenbereich: 300-310
ISSN: 0963-1690
eISSN: 1467-8691


What's mine is yours. An increasing number of people are participating in sharing and exchanging information, knowledge, data and goods. As research addressing the so-called ‘sharing economy’ is still in its infancy, this article aims to shed light on it. To do this, a qualitative research approach comprising guided interviews with 14 companies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland provides detailed insights into different aspects of the sharing economy phenomenon. Our results make a direct contribution to sharing economy research, especially regarding the new business models of start-ups. Here, we find a clear difference between the relevance of economic and social orientation. The latter appears to be in higher demand among customers than entrepreneurs. The increasingly digitalized environment has led to a changed living situation characterized by urbanity, openness to new solutions, changed working situations and new mindsets. All of these aspects drive the sharing economy. The results of this paper are summarized in a framework highlighting the requirements, drivers and goals of the sharing economy. Considering the limited research in this field, the developed framework is a strong basis for discussion, critique and/or support of future research.

FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Brem, Alexander Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Technologiemanagement

Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
Universität Liechtenstein


Richter, C., Kraus, S., Brem, A., Durst, S., & Giselbrecht, C. (2017). Digital entrepreneurship: Innovative business models for the sharing economy. Creativity and Innovation Management, 26(3), 300-310.

Richter, Chris, et al. "Digital entrepreneurship: Innovative business models for the sharing economy." Creativity and Innovation Management 26.3 (2017): 300-310.


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