Theorizing the Sharing Economy: Variety and Trajectories of New Forms of Organizing Vol: 66

Indre Maurer
Göttingen University, Germany

Johanna Mair
Hertie School of Governance, Germany

Achim Oberg
WU Vienna, Austria

Product Details
10 Apr 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
256 pages - 152 x 229mm
Research in the Sociology of Organizations
The sharing economy is one of the most influential developments of the last decade. The emergence of new forms of organizing it brings with it has affected modern (business) life at multiple levels: Sharing organizations have blurred the distinction between the individual roles of provider, user, and employee; they have introduced organizational practices of coordinating members and communities; and they have sparked societal, political, and economic debates in multiple fields. These dynamics at the individual, organizational, and field level provide an opportunity for organization scholars to take stock of and theorize the sharing economy. 

This volume takes advantage of this opportunity by presenting a collection of empirical and conceptual work that explores the variety and the trajectories of new forms of organizing in the sharing economy, and in doing so builds on, rejuvenates, and refines existing organization theories. 

Together, the chapters included in this volume offer a comprehensive overview of theoretically grounded research that deepens our understanding of new forms of organizing and indicates future avenues for research.
Introduction: Theorizing Variety And Trajectories Of New Forms Of Organizing In The Sharing Economy; Indre Maurer, Johanna Mair, Achim Oberg 
Chapter 1. Market, Hierarchy, Or Clan? Types Of Governance In The Sharing Economy; Philipp C. Mosmann, Jennifer Klutt 
Chapter 2. Shaping Emotional Labour Practices In The Sharing Economy; Eliane Bucher, Christian Fieseler, Christoph Lutz, Gemma Newlands 
Chapter 3. An Institutional Logics Perspective On The Gig Economy; Koen Frenken, Taneli Vaskelainen; Lea Fünfschilling; Laura Piscicelli  
Chapter 4. The Sharing Economy As An Emerging And Contested Field - How Classic And Institutional Entrepreneurs Cope With Plural Theoretical Frames; Aurélien Acquier, Valentina Carbone, Laëtitia Vasseur
Chapter 5. Is The Sharing Economy A Field? How A Disruptive Field Nurtures Sharing Economy Organizations; Dominika Wruk, Tino Schöllhorn, Achim Oberg  
Chapter 6. Category Kings And Commoners: Within And Cross- Category Spill-Overs In The Sharing Economy; Pinar Ozcan, Kerem Gurses, Mareike Möhlmann 
Chapter 7. "Turning The Sharing Economy Into A Fair Economy …": Strategic Issue Work In The Vienna City Administration; Sebastian Vith, Markus A. Höllerer 
Chapter 8: Regulating The Sharing Economy: A Field Perspective; Stefan Kirchner, Elke Schüßler
Indre Maurer is a professor of business administration holding a Chair for Organization and Corporate Development. She serves on the Faculty of Business and Economics of Göttingen University, Germany. 
Johanna Mair is Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership at the Hertie School in Berlin. She is a Distinguished Fellow and co-directs the Global Innovation for Impact Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. 
Achim Oberg is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Organization Studies at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Senior Researcher at the Institute for SME Research and Entrepreneurship at the University of Mannheim.

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