Collaborative Economy and Tourism

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Abstrakt

The digital collaborative economy is one of the most fascinating developments to have claimed our attention in the last decade. Not only does it defy clear definition, but its historical links back to non-monetised sharing and gift economies and its contemporary foundations in monetising idling or spare capacity make it difficult to theorise. In this chapter, we lay the foundation for a social science approach to the exploration of the collaborative economy and its relationship with tourism. We argue that “collaborative” and “economy” should be conceptualised in a broad and inclusive manner in order to avoid narrow theorisations and blinkered accounts that focus only on digitally-mediated, monetised transactions. A balance between individual and collective dimensions of the collaborative economy is also necessary if we are to understand its societal implications.
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The digital collaborative economy is one of the most fascinating developments to have claimed our attention in the last decade. Not only does it defy clear definition, but its historical links back to non-monetised sharing and gift economies and its contemporary foundations in monetising idling or spare capacity make it difficult to theorise. In this chapter, we lay the foundation for a social science approach to the exploration of the collaborative economy and its relationship with tourism. We argue that “collaborative” and “economy” should be conceptualised in a broad and inclusive manner in order to avoid narrow theorisations and blinkered accounts that focus only on digitally-mediated, monetised transactions. A balance between individual and collective dimensions of the collaborative economy is also necessary if we are to understand its societal implications.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelCollaborative Economy and Tourism : Perspectives, Politics, Policies and Prospects
RedaktørerDianne Dredge, Szilvia Gyimóthy
Antal sider12
Udgivelses stedCham
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdato12 jun. 2017
Sider1-12
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-319-51797-1
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-319-51799-5
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 12 jun. 2017
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
SerieSpringer Tourism on the Verge
Vol/bind6
ISSN2366-2611
ID: 244325047