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Chapter 2 The Sharing Economy

DOI: 10.23912/9781911396512-3600

ISBN: 9781911396512

Published: December 2017

Component type: chapter

Published in: Peer-to-Peer Accommodation Networks

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911396512-3454



Peer-to-peer accommodation networks in general, and Airbnb in particular, are
frequently referred to as part of the sharing economy. This chapter provides an
overview of key characteristics of the sharing economy, discusses how these
characteristics relate to peer-to-peer accommodation, and positions peer-to-peer
accommodation networks within the sharing economy.


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Reinhold & Dolnicar, 2017

Reinhold, S. & Dolnicar, S. (2017) "Chapter 2 The Sharing Economy" In: Dolnicar, S. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396512-3600


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