Concept

Collaborative consumption

Summary
Collaborative consumption is the set of those resource circulation systems in which consumers both "obtain" and "provide", temporarily or permanently, valuable resources or services through direct interaction with other consumers or through a mediator. It is sometimes paired with the concept of the "sharing economy". Collaborative consumption is not new; it has always existed (e.g. in the form of flea markets, swap meets, garage sales, car boot sales, and second-hand shops). In 2011, collaborative consumption was named one of Time magazine's 10 ideas that will change the world. Definition The first detailed explanation of collaborative consumption in the modern era was in a paper from Marcus Felson and Joe L. Spaeth in 1978. It has regained a new impetus through information technology, especially Web 2.0, mobile technology, and social media. A June 2018 study, using bibliometrics and network analysis, analyzed the evolution of scholarly research on collaborative consumptio
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