i-share – Impact of the Sharing Economy

What impact do different business models of sharing, swapping and lending have on social, ecological and economic goals?
As a relatively young phenomenon, the sharing economy is gaining more and more importance in Germany due to new information and communication technologies as well as a change in social values. The objective of the project is to assess the contribution of the sharing economy to a sustainable economy in Germany. For this purpose:

  • Organizations of the Sharing Economy and their business models will be identified and systematized,
  • the development of indicators on the functioning and social impacts of different types of business models,
  • identifying contributions to sustainable business in a large-scale survey of sharing economy organizations (but also those with competing business models), and from this
  • Recommendations for action for business, research and policy.

    Scientists from various universities are working together in the i-share project:
  • Institute for SME Research (ifm), University of Mannheim
  • Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
  • Chair of ABWL, Public and Nonprofit Management, University of Mannheim
  • Chair of Information Systems and Management, University of Augsburg

Further information:
On the homepage of the ISHARE project, current information, events and results of the project will be published in the future. You can already register for the newsletter of the research network via the homepage:

Project management of the Göttingen subproject: Prof. Dr. Indre Maurer
Editors: Dr. Jennifer Klutt, Dr. Philipp C. Mosmann, Dr. Mark Okraku, Dr. Clarissa E. Weber.

Examplary publications from the research area:.

    Wruk, D.; Oberg, A.; Klutt, J.; Maurer, I. (2019): The presentation of self as good and right: How value propositions and business model features are linked in the sharing economy. Journal of Business Ethics, 159(4): 997-1021.

      Mosmann, P. C.; Becker, P. K. (2017): From rural necessity to urban lifestyle. Historical forms and current developments of a sharing economy using the example of garden use. ScriptaMercaturae, 46: 183-215.