The sharing economy is booming. The authors of this anthology investigate the motives, attitudes and effects of this new digital culture of sharing and highlight their potential for sustainable economic activities. They shed light on innovative online platforms for peer-to-peer sharing, ranging from socially-oriented initiatives to global mediating companies. They address the disruptive effects of new business models and for the first time provide comprehensive data on the environmental impact of the sharing economy. Finally, they discuss the framework conditions that can promote a sustainable sharing economy.
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