The evolution of a sharing platform into a sustainable business

Ioanna Constantiou, Ben Eaton, Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen

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Abstrakti

A number of sharing economy start-ups have taken both digital and physical product markets by storm. These start-ups operate on two-sided platforms and enable sharing of physical products or services based on physical assets. Interestingly, they are subject to both the dynamics of the digital world (i.e., network effects), and the constraints of the physical world (i.e., issues of accountability when physical property is destroyed). We investigate how Airbnb, a sharing platform, evolve into a sustainable business with an in-depth case analysis based on data retrieved from a number of blogs providing information about Airbnb's actions. Our analysis with insights from platform economics and information infrastructures depicts two phases in the evolution process: creating the user base and augmenting the platform. With the two complementary theoretical perspectives we can offer a deeper understanding of the evolution of sharing platforms into sustainable and competitive businesses.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoProceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
KustantajaIEEE Computer Society
Sivut1297-1306
Sivumäärä10
Vuosikerta2016-March
ISBN (elektroninen)9780769556703
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 7 maaliskuuta 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Koloa, Yhdysvallat
Kesto: 5 tammikuuta 20168 tammikuuta 2016
Konferenssinumero: 49

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
LyhennettäHICSS
MaaYhdysvallat
KaupunkiKoloa
Ajanjakso05/01/201608/01/2016

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    Constantiou, I., Eaton, B., & Tuunainen, V. K. (2016). The evolution of a sharing platform into a sustainable business. teoksessa Proceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016 (Vuosikerta 2016-March, Sivut 1297-1306). [7427343] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2016.164