Navigating the Landscape of the Sharing and Gig Economy Literature: A Systematic and Interdisciplinary Review

42 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2021 Last revised: 7 Oct 2021

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Volker Stocker

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin); Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society

Aaron Kolleck

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)

S.R. Brause

Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society; Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)

Nadine Schawe

Weizenbaum Institute of the Networked Society; Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin); Humboldt University of Berlin

Date Written: January 19, 2021

Abstract

The sharing and gig economy are growing socio-economic phenomena. Increasing numbers of users are joining an ever-widening variety of sharing and gig platforms. In this paper, we explore the academic discussion on the sharing economy ecosystem from a cross-disciplinary perspective. We capture and focus on the early stages of the literature on these nascent research fields to identify and explain the themes that have emerged in the academic discussion. In doing so, we conduct a systematic and interdisciplinary review of the emerging literature on the sharing and gig economy and apply a horizon scanning approach to discuss the current state and future role of the sharing economy ecosystem. Our paper emphasizes that multi- and inter-disciplinary research efforts are becoming ever more important to (i) analytically address the growing diversity and complexity within the sharing economy ecosystem and (ii) gain a comprehensive understanding of the economics of sharing platforms and the competitive dynamics between different platform ecosystems.

Keywords: Sharing Economy, Platform Economics, Gig Economy, Platform Regulation, ICT, Uber, Airbnb, Ridesharing, Regulation, Labor Law

Suggested Citation

Stocker, Volker and Stocker, Volker and Kolleck, Aaron and Brause, SR and Schawe, Nadine, Navigating the Landscape of the Sharing and Gig Economy Literature: A Systematic and Interdisciplinary Review (January 19, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3773458 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3773458

Volker Stocker (Contact Author)

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) ( email )

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Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society

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Aaron Kolleck

Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) ( email )

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SR Brause

Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society ( email )

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Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) ( email )

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Germany

Nadine Schawe

Weizenbaum Institute of the Networked Society ( email )

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