Assessing user perceptions of the interplay between the sharing, access, platform and community- based economies
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2020

Purpose Digitally intermediated peer-to-peer exchanges have accelerated in occurrence, and as a consequence, they have introduced an increased pluralism of connotations. Accordingly, this paper aims to assess user perceptions of the interplay between the sharing, access, platform, and community-based economies. Design/methodology/approach The sharing, access, platform, and community-based economies have been systematically tracked in the social media landscape using Social Media Analytics (SMA). In doing so, a total material of 62,855 publicly posted user-generated content concerning the four respective economies were collected and analyzed. Findings Even though the sharing economy has been conceptually argued to be interlinked with the access, platform, and community-based economies, the empirical results of the study do not validate this interlinkage. Instead, the results regarding user perceptions in social media show that the sharing, access, platform, and community-based economies manifest as clearly separated. Originality/value This paper contributes to existing literature by offering an empirical validation, as well as an in-depth understanding, of the sharing economy's interlinkage to other economies, along with the extent to which the overlaps between these economies manifest in social media.



Social media

Web 2

Empirical study

Electronic mediated environment



Andrea Geissinger

Örebro universitet

The Ratio Institute

Christofer Laurell

Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

Christina Oberg

The Ratio Institute

Harvard University

Christian Sandström

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Science, Technology and Society

The Ratio Institute

Yuliani Suseno

Newcastle University

Information Technology and People

0959-3845 (ISSN)

Vol. 33 3 1037-1051



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