Putting the sharing economy into perspective

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Journal Article

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Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions

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2017

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Koen Frenken
Juliet Schor

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We develop a conceptual framework that allows us to define the sharing economy and its close cousins and we understand its sudden rise from an economic-historic perspective. We then assess the sharing economy platforms in terms of the economic, social and environmental impacts. We end with reflections on current regulations and future alternatives, and suggest a number of future research questions.