Chapter 6 National culture and the sharing economy
Published: April 2022
Component type: chapter
Published in: The Sharing Economy and the Tourism Industry
Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781915097064-4970
The tourism sector is essential to a country due to its direct and indirect impact on employment, the development of services, and foreign exchange (Berndt et al., 2013). Two important sectors for tourism are accommodations and travel, specifically the hotel and taxi industries, which are viewed in this chapter as traditional services. Building on these services, the sharing economy has impacted the transport and accommodation sectors, and thus the tourism industry (Ammar et al., 2020). Vehicles have been perceived as underutilised resources, which encourages sharing of this resource with others (Weatherhead, 2014). These resources are then used by the owners to generate income through service provision. Examples of brands in the sharing economy include Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and Vrbo.
- Adele Berndt, University of Pretoria (Author) https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6633-632X
- Michael Peasley, Middle Tennessee State University (Author)
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- Babak Taheri, Nottingham Business School (Editor) https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0912-9949
- Roya Rahimi, University of Wolverhampton (Editor) https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7520-3273
- Dimitrios Buhalis, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Editor) https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9148-6090
Berndt & Peasley, 2022
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