Contrived Surplus And Negative Externalities In The Sharing Economy

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Pia A. Albinsson PhD, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: The modern-day sharing economy delivers a multitude of benefits to users and providers worldwide. While there is much discussion about its benefits (e.g., convenience, access, and income), due to its largely unregulated/ underregulated status, the increasing commercialization of the sharing economy spawns negative effects which must be mitigated to foster long-term sustainability. Based on externalities and concerned markets, this conceptual paper examines the implications of contrived surplus for stakeholders in ridesharing, home sharing, and bike sharing and presents managerial implications for developing these sectors in a reasonable and sustainable manner.

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Griffiths MA, Perera BY, Albinsson PA. Contrived Surplus and Negative Externalities in the Sharing Economy. Journal of marketing theory and practice. 2019;27(4):445-463. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2019
marketing, sharing economy, negative externalities, sustainability

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