Participating in the sharing economy: The role of individual characteristics

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract The sharing economy is attracting increasing research attention. However, scholarly knowledge lacks understanding about the individuals who are the key players in this emerging phenomenon. This study uses an explorative approach to investigate the individual-level characteristics of sharing economy users and providers. We analyze a sample of 1170 respondents and reveal that socio-demographics (gender, age, and education), personality traits (Extraversion, Neuroticism, and Conscientiousness), and attitudes (interdependent self, materialism, sharing economy support, and perceived public value contributions) are significantly associated with people's activities in the sharing economy. Our results shed new lights into the academic debate about individual drivers of the sharing economy.
Authors Bäro, Anne; Toepler, Felix; Meynhardt, Timo & Velamuri, Vivek K.
Journal or Publication Title Managerial and Decision Economics, 1–21.
Language English
Subjects other research area
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area None
Refereed Yes
Date 10 April 2022
Publisher wileyonlinelibrary.com
Page Range 1-21
Number of Pages 21
Publisher DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/mde.3624
Official URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mde.36...
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Timo Meynhardt
Date Deposited 03 May 2022 20:15
Last Modified 03 May 2022 20:15
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/266201

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Bäro, Anne; Toepler, Felix; Meynhardt, Timo & Velamuri, Vivek K. (2022) Participating in the sharing economy: The role of individual characteristics. Managerial and Decision Economics, 1–21., 1-21.

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