Challenges and Opportunities for Shared Economies

Challenges and Opportunities for Shared Economies

Chitrakalpa Sen, Surya Teja Adury
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2835-7.ch001
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Shared economy or access economy has ushered in a new revolution. It is often mentioned that the fourth industrial revolution will be propagated by sharing economies. This study reviews the nature of shared economy and its impacts. It focuses on the challenges posed by access economy, especially in context of emerging nations. It discusses the unique nature of trust as a construct, the potential of sharing economy platforms to reduce the information barrier, the changing nature of relationship with the factors of production and most importantly, the regulatory challenges in this particular market structure.
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Types Of Sharing Economy

Schor (2014) provided a framework to categorize sharing economy into four broad activities of “recirculation of goods, increased utilization of durable assets, exchange of services, and sharing of productive assets.”

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