In connection with sub-theme 29 on “Justifying the Organization: Dealing with Conflicting Economies of Worth and Legitimacy Struggles “ and with sub-theme 38 on "Innovations and New Forms of Organizing in Digitalized Public Space" we organized a ‘hands-on’ and open space to discuss the controversies and legitimation of the sharing economy.
The workshop was structured in two main parts. In the first part, senior scholars reflected on the phenomenon of the sharing economy and the controversies surrounding it. Itziar Castelló (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), Jean-Pascal Gond (Cass Business School, United Kingdom), Vadim Grinevich (University of Southampton, United Kingdom), Achim Oberg (WU Vienna, Austria) and Robert Phillips (University of Richmond, USA) discussed theories, methods and empirical settings that are relevant for studying the controversies and legitimation of the sharing economy.
The workshop was in particular intended to help potential submitters to receive in-depth feedback on how they can further develop their papers for submission to the Special Issue (or other forms of publication). In the second part, participants had the possibility to discuss and develop their working papers in a workshop setting.
This workshop is linked to a Call for Papers for a Special Issue on “Sharing Economy, Sharing Responsibility? CSR in the Digital Economy” by the Journal of Business Ethics. The detailed Call for Papers can be found on the journal’s website.