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Type Conference or Workshop Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Published in Proceedings Yes
Title A Typology of Digital Sharing Business Models: A Design Science Research Approach
Organization Unit
  • Maria Pouri
  • Lorenz Hilty
Presentation Type paper
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Event Title 15th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST) 2020
Event Type conference
Event Location Kristiansand, Norway
Event Start Date December 2 - 2020
Event End Date December 4 - 2020
Number 15
Publisher Springer
Abstract Text The digitally enabled sharing economy, also called the “digital sharing economy” (DSE), has changed patterns of consumption by introducing new choices and channels for provision and receipt of services. The DSE encompasses sharing systems whose business models may vary distinctly from platform to platform. Although business models in the context of the sharing economy have been studied so far, we have observed that the current literature does not provide an approach that covers all the possible business models (in the broadest sense of the term) that (potentially) exist within the scope of the DSE. The present paper, therefore, aims to propose a typology of business models in the DSE that covers a wide space of models – even those which may not involve “business” in the commercial sense. This is achieved through an iterative inductive process based on a design science research approach. The typology can assist in positioning the current and future sharing systems in the DSE by systematically classifying their business models. It is intended to serve as a guiding tool for the sustainability assessment of platforms from both resource and socio-economic perspectives. The present study can also enable researchers and practitioners to capture and systematically analyse digital sharing business models based on a structured, actionable approach.
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