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Collaborative Consumption

The Im­pact of Power on trust and co­oper­a­tion in the field of shar­ing economy

In May the three-year pro­ject „Col­lab­or­at­ive Con­sump­tion – Trust, power and co­oper­a­tion“, fun­ded by the Aus­trian Science Fund star­ted at the Com­pet­ence Center for Em­pir­ical Re­search Meth­ods with Mag. Dr. Eva Hof­mann as pro­ject leader. With col­lab­or­at­ive con­sump­tion, con­sumers no longer own a good, but tem­por­ar­ily have ac­cess to this good. The aim is to in­vestig­ate how power of au­thor­it­ies provid­ing col­lab­or­at­ive goods im­pact trust and co­oper­a­tion in col­lab­or­at­ive con­sump­tion and the shar­ing economy. A big vari­ety of dif­fer­ent stud­ies are planned in­clud­ing fo­cus groups, on­line ques­tion­naires and ex­per­i­ments. Mag. Dr. Bar­bara Hartl, ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. El­friede Penz, MAS, Eur. Ph.D., Sarah Marth, MSc and Mag. Tho­mas Sabitzer are part of the team. The pro­ject is a suc­cessor to the pro­ject "The im­pact of power of au­thor­it­ies on trust in au­thor­it­ies and con­sequences on tax co­oper­a­tion" (http://power­


15.11.2017: NACH­HALTIG - reisen? kleiden? essen? http://zi­m­mer­s­

13.10.2017: der Stand­ard: Re­port on the Shar­ing Economy - It's about money: In­ter­view with Eva Hof­mann and pro­ject team

press re­leases: "Nach­halti­ges Reisen - was Gütesiegel und Zer­ti­fikate wirk­lich brin­gen" (ger­man only):

10.09.2017:Salzbur­ger Na­chrichten / Vor­arl­berg On­line / Tir­oler Tageszei­tung
/ Vi­enna On­line / Volks­blatt / aus­ / Salzbur­g24 / Rel­ev­ant - Best of Me­dia /


26.07.2017: WU-­Presseaussendung

06.07.2017-08.07.2017: EGOS 2017: Pro­ject present­a­tion by Bar­bara Hartl and Eva Hof­mann with the lec­ture "Trust & power in the shar­ing economy: An ex­per­i­mental ap­proach" .

29.06.2017-01.07.2017: SASE 2017: Pro­ject present­a­tion by Bar­bara Hartl and Eva Hof­mann with the lec­ture "Shar­ing economy plat­form­s-Ap­ply­ing trust mech­an­isms to sub­sti­tute the lack of reg­u­la­tion?"

02.05.2017: Start of the pro­ject at the WU

Ak­tuelle Na­chrichten zur Shar­ing Economy:

30.10.2017: press re­lease "Der Stand­ard" - AirBnB guest killed

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June 14, 2017 (9:00 am to 1:00 pm):

up­com­ing lec­ture and work­shop event on the use of cam­eras: 

Meth­od­o­lo­gical work­shop on the use of cam­eras in qual­it­at­ive re­search designs

Loca­tion: Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness in the AD build­ing, AD.0.114 Con­fer­ence room 1

ap­point­ments of our col­lab­or­at­ors:

Sonnen­park - Park der Viel­falt:

29.09.2017, 16:00, Kick­-Off & Ideen­pool zu Sonnen­parkgestal­tung | Weißer Saal

Was soll bei Sonnen­parkgestal­tung umge­setzt wer­den?, Mit­gliedersitzung, Auf­nahme von neuen Mit­gliedern

30.09. bis 7.10.2017, Sonnen­parkgestal­tung Herbst 2017 |Park

Um­set­zung ge­planter Pro­jekte im Sonnen­park, bzw. Vorbereit­un­gen tref­fen

14.10.2017, 10:30, Garten­poly­lo­g-­Filmpro­jekt im Sonnen­park „Un­ser Lebens­raum ist un­ser Garten“ |GGsüd, GGnord

Work­shop und Kochen/Essen für Ge­meinsch­aftsgärt­ner­_innen

11.11.2017, 14:00:Sonnen­park Pflan­zen­patenschaften Herbst 2017 |GGsüd

Pflanze set­zen, pfle­gen und spenden.