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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


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

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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