Cover page of the book.
The sharing economy is one of the most influential developments of the last decade. The emergence of new forms of organizing it brings with it has affected modern (business) life at multiple levels: sharing organizations have blurred the distinction between the individual roles of provider, user, and employee; they have introduced organizational practices of coordinating members and communities; and they have sparked societal, political, and economic debates in multiple fields. These dynamics at the individual, organizational, and field level provide an opportunity for organization scholars to take stock of and theorize the sharing economy.
This volume takes advantage of this opportunity by presenting a collection of empirical and conceptual work that explores the variety and the trajectories of new forms of organizing in the sharing economy, and in doing so builds on, rejuvenates, and refines existing organization theories.
Together, the chapters included in this volume offer a comprehensive overview of theoretically grounded research that deepens our understanding of new forms of organizing and indicates future avenues for research.
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Indre Maurer is Professor of Business Administration holding a Chair for Organization and Corporate Development. She serves on the Faculty of Business and Economics of Göttingen University, Germany.
Johanna Mair is Professor of Organization, Strategy, and Leadership at the Hertie School in Berlin. She is a Distinguished Fellow and co-directs the Global Innovation for Impact Lab at the Stanford Center of Philanthropy and Civil Society.
Achim Oberg is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Organization Studies at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business and Senior Researcher at the Institute for SME Research and Entrepreneurship at the University of Mannheim.
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