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Chapter 7 Entrepreneurship Opportunities

DOI: 10.23912/9781911396512-3605

ISBN: 9781911396512

Published: December 2017

Component type: chapter

Published in: Peer-to-Peer Accommodation Networks

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911396512-3454



This chapter explores entrepreneurship opportunities resulting from the emergence of peer-to-peer trading. Opportunities range from high risk – like the establishment of an entirely new peer-to-peer trading platform – to very low risk – like a local window cleaner picking up additional business from peer-to-peer accommodation network hosts. The unusual aspect of those opportunities is that they: (1) mostly represent opportunities for micro-entrepreneurs potentially opening new avenues for earning money to people who have difficulties finding permanent employment (see Chapter 14); and (2) have the potential to strengthen local economies of rural and regional areas.


  • Marianna Sigala, School of Management, Operations and Marketing, Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong, Australia (Author)
  • Sara Dolnicar, Department of Tourism, UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, Australia (Author) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5176-3161

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Sigala, M. & Dolnicar, S. (2017) "Chapter 7 Entrepreneurship Opportunities" In: Dolnicar, S. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396512-3605


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