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Entrepreneurs, sustainability and the sharing economy

  • This cumulative dissertation captures the sharing economy’s sustainability dynamics by applying a macro-, meso-, and micro-level analysis to investigate the actors and elements involved in constituting the field. On a macro-level, the first study examines the social, political, and economic context that shapes (non-)sustainable sharing entrepreneurs’ behavior. The second study's meso-level analysis investigates how sharing entrepreneurs affect other organizations and communities to act more sustainable. Lastly, the third study adopts a micro-level analysis that focuses on entrepreneurs’ identity formation in the contested sharing economy. Overall, this dissertation contributes to a more fine-grained understanding of sustainability in the sharing economy and the various actors and elements involved in constituting the field. Moreover, the dissertation highlights the actions and interventions necessary for the sharing economy’s sustainability path.

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Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Author:Susanne Pankov
Referee:Vivek K. VelamuriORCiD, Dirk SchneckenbergORCiD
Chairs and Professorships:Chair of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer
Full text/ URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:14-qucosa2-728721
Title Additional (English):Dissertation
Place of publication:Leipzig
Year of Completion:2020
Page Number:V, 110
Tag:collaborative consumption; entrepreneurial ecosystems; organizational identity work; sharing economy; sustainability; sustainable entrepreneurship
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt