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Understanding Business Models in the Sharing Economy in China: A Case Study
Örebro University, Orebro University School of Business, Örebro University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3722-6797
School of Business Administration, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China.
2016 (English)In: Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 15th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2016, Swansea, UK, September 13–15, 2016, Proceedings / [ed] Dwivedi, Yogesh K.; Mäntymäki, Matti; Ravishankar, M. N.; Janssen, Marijn; Clement, Marc; Slade, Emma L.; Rana, Nripendra P.; Al-Sharhan, Salah; Simintiras, Antonis C., Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2016, 661-672 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Along with a growing environmental consciousness and the advancement of information communication technology, car sharing and apartment sharing as the prominent examples of the sharing economy is becoming increasingly popular in China. This study aims to have a better understanding of business models in the sharing economy in China. Four research questions are presented. On the basis of a literature review on the business model and sharing economy, we proposed an analysis framework consisting of four major dimensions of business model concepts to study how the sharing economy works in China, including value network, value architecture, value proposition, and value finance. To address this, a case study with the Uber China is carried out. The key findings from the case study are presented in accordance with identified four dimensions of business model concepts.

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Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2016. 661-672 p.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 9844
Keyword [en]
Business model; The sharing economy; Value network; Value proposition; Value architecture; Value finance; Uber
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53152DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45234-0_59ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84985016878ISBN: 978-3-319-45234-0ISBN: 978-3-319-45233-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53152DiVA: diva2:1039205
Available from: 2016-10-21 Created: 2016-10-21 Last updated: 2016-10-27Bibliographically approved

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