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Theorizing the Sharing Economy Variety and Trajectories of New Forms of Organizing

by Indre Maurer

Part of the Research in the Sociology of Organizations Series

Theorizing the Sharing Economy Variety and Trajectories of New Forms of Organizing Synopsis

The sharing economy is one of the most influential developments of the last decade. The emergence of new forms of organizing it brings with it has affected modern (business) life at multiple levels: Sharing organizations have blurred the distinction between the individual roles of provider, user, and employee; they have introduced organizational practices of coordinating members and communities; and they have sparked societal, political, and economic debates in multiple fields. These dynamics at the individual, organizational, and field level provide an opportunity for organization scholars to take stock of and theorize the sharing economy. This volume takes advantage of this opportunity by presenting a collection of empirical and conceptual work that explores the variety and the trajectories of new forms of organizing in the sharing economy, and in doing so builds on, rejuvenates, and refines existing organization theories. Together, the chapters included in this volume offer a comprehensive overview of theoretically grounded research that deepens our understanding of new forms of organizing and indicates future avenues for research.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781787561809
Publication date: 16th March 2020
Author: Indre Maurer
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Organizational theory & behaviour, Social research & statistics, Sociology: work & labour,

About Indre Maurer

Indre Maurer is a professor of business administration holding a Chair for Organization and Corporate Development. She serves on the Faculty of Business and Economics of Goettingen University, Germany. Johanna Mair is Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership at the Hertie School in Berlin. She is a Distinguished Fellow and co-directs the Global Innovation for Impact Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Achim Oberg is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Organization Studies at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Senior Researcher at the Institute for SME Research and Entrepreneurship at the University of ...

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