Research Project

Ps2Share: Participation, Privacy, and Power in the Sharing Economy

A one-year research project funded by the European commission under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.


  • Friday, March 22, 2019 - New Article in Internet Research

    The article "The Conditioning Function of Rating Mechanisms for Consumers in the Sharing Economy" by Gemma Newlands, Christoph Lutz and Christian Fieseler is now available in Internet Research.


  • Monday, October 8, 2018 - Article in Academy of Management Discoveries Special Issue

    The article "Authenticity and the Sharing Economy" by Eliane Bucher, Christian Fieseler, Matthes Fleck (University of Applied Sciences Lucerne) and Christoph Lutz has been published in the September issue of Academy of Management Discoveries.


  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Three Research Reports Published on the Sharing Economy

    The reports form one element of a European Union Horizon 2020 Research Project on the sharing economy: Ps2Share ‘Participation, Privacy, and Power in the Sharing Economy’.

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    All reports are available on the documentation page of the ps2share.eu website.

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - Third Meeting of the Ps2Share Consortium – August 2017

    The Consortium held their third meeting of the EU H2020 Project in Oslo, Norway.

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    Over a period of three days, the consortium members held fruitful discussions regarding the ongoing research activities and planned ahead for the upcoming deliverables.

    Hosted throughout by BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway, the main meeting was preceded by a pre-meeting with Jovoto for the purposes of data sharing, idea generation, and platform-situated discussions.

    On the following day, the main meeting began with representatives of every consortium member, including a couple of welcome new additions to the team. Christian Fieseler (BI) opened the meeting with a warm welcome, where he outlined the ongoing project vision and its progression to date. In particular, Christian Fieseler was glad to discuss the data collection efforts which had been underway over the summer, resulting in a pan-European survey of more than 6000 participants.

    The meeting transitioned to an engaging overview, by Giulia Ranzini (VU Amsterdam) of the Focus Groups which had been carried out across Europe. Each Work Package was pleased to share their ongoing analysis. Afterwards, Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva (University of St. Gallen) provided insight into the large scale platform analysis which is being carried out in St. Gallen.

    The first day of the project was concluded with an in-depth discussion of the upcoming reports. Guidelines and expectations were shared.

    On the last day of the meeting, due consideration was given to the survey, its analysis, and its presentation, with presentations being given by Christian Hoffmann (University of Leipzig), Ivar Vermeulen (VU Amsterdam), and Christoph Lutz (BI). As a final element, Christian Fieseler rounded up the meeting with a planning session on how to disseminate the findings.

    Overall, the consortium had an enjoyable and productive set of meetings and is excited to progress forward with the project. Everyone is looking forward to meeting up again in Amsterdam in November for the final project meeting. 

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Paper Development Workshop at the EGOS Conference

    We held a Paper Development Workshop for our upcoming special issue on the Responsibilities of the Sharing Economy in the Journal of Business Ethics during this year's EGOS conference

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - Three Literature Reviews Published

    The Consortium published the first results of the project: three cutting-edge literature reviews on the topics of participation, privacy and power in the sharing economy.

  • Saturday, April 1, 2017 - Second Ps2Share Consortium Meeting

    Held over two days, the consortium partners discussed the progression of the one-year project as they approach the first major deadline for deliverables. In the beautiful setting of Milan, Italy, the consortium was hosted by the University of Milano-Bicocca.

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    The meeting began with Alberta Andreotti and Guido Anselmi (University of Milano-Bicocca) welcoming the consortium participants and with Christian Fieseler (BI Norwegian Business School) giving a welcome presentation, outlining the project’s progression to date. Gemma Newlands (BI Norwegian Business School) gave a presentation on the current status and overall framing of the Power Literature Review. Giulia Ranzini (VU University, Amsterdam) gave a presentation on the current status and overall framing of the Privacy Literature Review. Christian Hoffmann (University of Leipzig) followed with a presentation on the current status and overall framing of the Participation Literature Review. The literature reviews will be available on the project website at the beginning of May.

    The consortium was glad to welcome Nina Kusber from Jovoto, who gave an introductory presentation of Jovoto and provided an overview of their trajectory and mission. Nina Kusber detailed how Jovoto was situated within the project and expressed her excitement about the possible forms of collaboration going forward.

    Overall, the consortium had an enjoyable and productive meeting and has a clear outline on the upcoming data collection efforts, including international focus groups and a Europe-wide survey. The consortium is excited to progress forward with the project and is looking forward to meeting up again in Oslo in the summer. 

  • Monday, March 27, 2017 - First Meeting of COST Action on Collaborative Economy in Europe

    Christoph Lutz takes part in first Sharing Economy COST Action meeting in Brussels, 24th March 2017.

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    NCIS' Christoph Lutz was part of the first meeting of the newly founded COST Action CA16121 "From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy" as one of two management committee members for Norway. The meeting took place on the 24th of March in Brussels. 

    The management committee consists of researchers and practitioners dedicated to understanding the sharing economy in Europe better. Over the next four years, the COST Action members will meet regularly, exchange their experiences and conduct practice-centered research on the topic. A central goal is the construction of a central repository with case studies from each country in order to understand local initiatives in a comparative manner. Moreover, the members of the COST Action will engage in joint publications and outreach activities within smaller working groups. 

    More information about this COST Action can be found here.

    (Photo courtesy of Rogerio Camboim via Flickr)

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 - Video from our Consortium Partner: The University of St. Gallen

    A video has been published by our consortium partner: The University of St. Gallen. This video concerns the project and includes footage of our first consortium meeting in January 2017.

  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 - News - EU Horizon 2020 Labor Participation in the Platform Economy

    Guest Post by Christian Hoffmann: The disruption of established business models can frequently be identified by the vocal resistance of entrenched interests.

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 - News - EU Horizon 2020 Ps2Share Kick Off Consortium Meeting – January 2017

    The Consortium held their first meeting to kick off the EU H2020 project in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Held over two days, the partners were able to get to know each other better in person and share their vision of the project.


  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 - News - EU Horizon 2020 Funding Awarded to Ps2Share Project

    The European Commission issued a decision awarding Horizon 2020 funding to the Ps2Share Project. The one-year research project will commence in 2017 and will include collaboration between a consortium of world-class researchers based in Norway, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, and Switzerland.