5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy, Date: 28th to 29th June 2018, Location: University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

We are delighted to invite academics, practitioners, representatives of civil society and everyone else who is interested in research on the sharing economy to Mannheim for the 5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy. Following Lund University, University of Southampton, the Laboratory for the Governance of the City as a Commons in Paris and Utrecht University the 5th workshop on the sharing economy will take place at University of Mannheim. We invite project and paper contributions that are grounded in different disciplines and theoretical perspectives. Contributions can be conceptual, methodological or empirical. Please submit an abstract till March 31, 2018.

Sharing theories and insights

Despite the undisputed progress in better understanding the sharing economy by mapping and systematizing different application areas, market orientations or types of consumption there is still a long way to go before we can close the gap between practical and theoretical development in the sharing economy. Hence, our aim is to bring together research and researchers from a wide variety of theoretical backgrounds and disciplines to encourage academic discourse on theorizing the sharing economy phenomenon by addressing the following questions:

  • How can existing theories and disciplines inform research in the sharing economy to better understand the practical phenomenon?
  • How can practical development in the sharing economy stimulate existing theories and trigger theory development?
  • How can contributions from different disciplines contribute to develop a holistic picture of the sharing economy?

Preliminary program

We will have several disciplinary sessions. In each session, researchers from one discipline will present and discuss projects and papers. This guarantees a profound, disciplinary exchange and discourse. However, disciplinary sessions will not take the whole day so participants will be able to attend several sessions from different disciplines. This enables a fruitful interdisciplinary exchange. 

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

20:30 welcome reception / beer garden

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

09:00-12:00 academic program
12:00-13:30 lunch
13:30-17:00 academic program

19:00-22:00 get together / evening event

Friday, June 29th, 2018

09:00-12:00 academic program
12:00-13:30 lunch
13:30-16:00 academic program
16:00 farewell


Öffentliche Veranstaltungen

Universität Mannheim | Fuchs-Petrolub Saal
i-share: Forschungsprojekt zur Wirkung der Sharing Economy in Deutschland
Universität Mannheim
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