Studying the "sharing economy": Perspectives to peer-to-peer exchange

Airi Lampinen, Victoria Bellotti, Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Coye Cheshire, Alexandra Samuel

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A number of technological platforms, that have come to be known as the "sharing economy" or "collaborative consumption," are disrupting established industries with new decentralized peer-to-peer marketplaces. While peer-to-peer exchange and co-use practices are a relatively new research area, they are rapidly developing in both commercial and nonprofit variants. In this session, we bring together people from different disciplines to explore these issues, and to present future directions for research on sharing economies in the CSCW community. Our aim is to widen the "sharing economy" debate in CSCW. In order to better situate this stream of work within CSCW, we will connect "sharing economy" research to broader topical issues and concerns, such as networked coordination of peer to- peer activities and the future of work and labor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2015 Companion - Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450329224
ISBN (Print)9781450329460
StatePublished - Feb 28 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015 Companion - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Mar 14 2015Mar 18 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW


Conference18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015 Companion

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications


  • Collaborative consumption
  • Collaborative economy
  • Local online exchange
  • Network hospitality
  • Ridesharing
  • Sharing economy
  • Timebanking


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