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ISHARE - Impact of the Sharing Economy in Germany


Project Overview

The project aims at assessing the contribution of the sharing economy for sustainable management in Germany. To address this matter, (1) the sharing economy organizations and their business models are identified and systematized; (2) indicators of the functionality and the economic, environmental and social impacts of different types of business models are developed; (3) contributions to sustainable business practices of sharing economy organizations (as well as those with competing business models) are determined with the help of empirical studies; (4) recommendations for action are derived on how the contribution of individual business models of the sharing economy can be increased through appropriate approaches to disseminate effective models.

Please find further information on the research project here.

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Supporting Institution

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

Period

2015-2018

Publicity

Annual public symposium containing the research results

Members of the consortium

  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (ifm), University of Mannheim
  • Professur für Organisation und Unternehmensentwicklung, University of Göttingen
  • Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
  • Lehrstuhl für ABWL, Public und Nonprofit Management (NPO), University of Mannheim
  • Lehrstuhl für Information Systems und Management, University of Augsburg
  • Plattform GmbH, Mannheim

National and international associated research partner

  • Business Environmental Sustainability Research Group, University of Sydney (Australien)
  • Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University (USA)
  • Innovationszentrum für Mobilität und gesellschaftlichen Wandel InnoZ (Berlin)
  • Lehrstuhl für Sustainability Management der Universität Kaiserslautern
  • Fraunhofer Institut für Bauphysik - Arbeitsgruppe Ganzheitliche Bilanzierung (Stuttgart)
  • Forschungsinstitut für Urban Management and Governance der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

Representatives from sharing economy organizations

Further experts, e.g.

  • from communities
  • from associations such as the association of medium-sized IT businesses