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Advancing a sustainable sharing economy with interdisciplinary research
[Der Beitrag interdisziplinärer Forschung zu einer nachhaltigen Sharing Economy]


  • Frederik Plewnia

    (Technische Universität Dresden)

  • Edeltraud Guenther

    (Technische Universität Dresden)


This paper discusses the necessity and potential of interdisciplinary research on sustainability in a sharing economy. Based on a systematic literature analysis, a wide range of publications from various disciplines was found to exist and ideas for additional perspectives are put forward.

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  • Frederik Plewnia & Edeltraud Guenther, 2017. "Advancing a sustainable sharing economy with interdisciplinary research [Der Beitrag interdisziplinärer Forschung zu einer nachhaltigen Sharing Economy]," NachhaltigkeitsManagementForum | Sustainability Management Forum, Springer, vol. 25(1), pages 117-124, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:sumafo:v:25:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1007_s00550-017-0449-4
    DOI: 10.1007/s00550-017-0449-4

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