KONKURRENS, FORSKNING, WORKING PAPER, 2017 Digitization is fanning out over all sectors of the economy. This involves an increasing utilization of digital technologies as well as the development of new business models. Online platforms are the most popular example for the latter. They match supply and demand for a service and are thus able to cut transaction costs tremendously.
The sharing economy is one application of the online platform business model that is deemed particularly innovative. What makes up this innovativeness from an economic viewpoint has not been analyzed so far, however. This paper reviews different concepts of innovation and discusses their relevance for the sharing economy.
Serie: Working Paper 2017:1
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