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Sharing economy and socio-economic transitions: an application of the multi-level perspective on a case study of carpooling in the USA (1970-2010)

Pekarskaya, Maryia LU (2015) EKHM52 20151
Department of Economic History
Abstract
The study deals with the emerging concept of sharing economy using the development of carpooling as example. It is based on the multi-level perspective framework, developed by Frank Geels, which is designed to explain and analyze processes of novel technology development. The present paper analyzes the new institution, carpooling, through the lens of this framework in order to understand its potential to be a landscape-changing innovation. This case study also attempts to illustrate how the multi-level perspective can be used to analyze not only technological innovations, but also novel ways of doing business, which can arguably be viewed as radical innovations on their own. The aim is thus to find out whether the emergence of carpooling... (More)
The study deals with the emerging concept of sharing economy using the development of carpooling as example. It is based on the multi-level perspective framework, developed by Frank Geels, which is designed to explain and analyze processes of novel technology development. The present paper analyzes the new institution, carpooling, through the lens of this framework in order to understand its potential to be a landscape-changing innovation. This case study also attempts to illustrate how the multi-level perspective can be used to analyze not only technological innovations, but also novel ways of doing business, which can arguably be viewed as radical innovations on their own. The aim is thus to find out whether the emergence of carpooling follows the same patterns and shows the same features as emergence of conventional technological radical innovations. (Less)
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author
Pekarskaya, Maryia LU
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EKHM52 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
innovations, multi-level perspective, socio-technical transition, carpooling, sharing economy
language
English
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7869049
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2015-11-09 13:39:10
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  abstract     = {The study deals with the emerging concept of sharing economy using the development of carpooling as example. It is based on the multi-level perspective framework, developed by Frank Geels, which is designed to explain and analyze processes of novel technology development. The present paper analyzes the new institution, carpooling, through the lens of this framework in order to understand its potential to be a landscape-changing innovation. This case study also attempts to illustrate how the multi-level perspective can be used to analyze not only technological innovations, but also novel ways of doing business, which can arguably be viewed as radical innovations on their own. The aim is thus to find out whether the emergence of carpooling follows the same patterns and shows the same features as emergence of conventional technological radical innovations.},
  author       = {Pekarskaya, Maryia},
  keyword      = {innovations,multi-level perspective,socio-technical transition,carpooling,sharing economy},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sharing economy and socio-economic transitions: an application of the multi-level perspective on a case study of carpooling in the USA (1970-2010)},
  year         = {2015},
}