Customer Needs and Solutions

, Volume 5, Issue 1–2, pp 93–106 | Cite as

Sharing Economy: Review of Current Research and Future Directions

  • Chakravarthi Narasimhan
  • Purushottam PapatlaEmail author
  • Baojun Jiang
  • Praveen K. Kopalle
  • Paul R. Messinger
  • Sridhar Moorthy
  • Davide Proserpio
  • Upender Subramanian
  • Chunhua Wu
  • Ting Zhu
Research Article


The sharing economy, in which ordinary consumers also act as sellers, is attracting much interest from scholars and practitioners. The rapid growth of this sector of the economy and the emergence of several large brands like Uber and Airbnb raise several interesting questions that need to be researched. We therefore review and summarize the extant research on this sector and suggest several additional directions for future research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chakravarthi Narasimhan
    • 1
  • Purushottam Papatla
    • 2
    Email author
  • Baojun Jiang
    • 1
  • Praveen K. Kopalle
    • 3
  • Paul R. Messinger
    • 4
  • Sridhar Moorthy
    • 5
  • Davide Proserpio
    • 6
  • Upender Subramanian
    • 7
  • Chunhua Wu
    • 8
  • Ting Zhu
    • 8
  1. 1.Olin Business SchoolWashington University in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Lubar School of BusinessUniversity of Wisconsin – MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA
  3. 3.Tuck School of BusinessDartmouth CollegeHanoverUSA
  4. 4.Alberta School of BusinessUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  5. 5.Rotman School of ManagementUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  6. 6.Marshall School of BusinessUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  7. 7.Naveen Jindal School of ManagementUniversity of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA
  8. 8.Sauder School of BusinessUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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