Looking for a sharing economy white paper? We’ve got you covered.

Here at The Sharing Engine, we’re very plugged in to the sharing economy and collaborative consumption. So much so, in fact, that we thought we’d put some of our thinking together into an introductory sharing economy white paper.


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Sharing economy white paper

The rise of the sharing economy has been well documented, but many Internet users still aren’t 100% clear on what it means. The definitions of the sharing economy vary, but share some core characteristics, such as:

  • Access over ownership; you don’t need to own all the resources you use
  • The exchange (sales, rental, etc) of goods and services happens in a marketplace.
  • You are connected to the other participants in the marketplace via some centralized organizing mechanism, most likely a website.
Sites that fall into this category include Craigslist, AirBnb, RelayRides, TaskRabbit, Zaarly and more.

So what’s in our sharing economy white paper? It provides an overview of some early success stories in the sharing economy space, as well as thoughts on untapped opportunities. We also cover reasons why the sharing economy is important in global economics. Then, we discuss metrics and trust for measuring success of a site. Finally,  we give some forward-looking thoughts and forecasts.

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