• Authenticity and the Sharing Economy 

      Bucher, Eliane; Fieseler, Christian; Fleck, Matthes; Lutz, Christoph (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Based on a qualitative interview-study as well as on a quantitative survey among users of the room sharing platform Airbnb, we show that situational closeness between sharing economy consumers and providers may prompt ...
    • Digital affordances: how entrepreneurs access support in online communities during the COVID-19 pandemic 

      Bucher, Eliane; Schou, Peter Kalum (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      COVID-19 has caused significant and unforeseen problems for entrepreneurs. While entrepreneurs would normally seek social support to help deal with these issues, due to social distancing, physical networks are often not ...
    • Mattering in Digital Labor 

      Bucher, Eliane; Fieseler, Christian; Lutz, Christoph (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Purpose: Online gig labor platforms bring together a global and fast-growing workforce to complete highly granular, remote and decontextualized tasks. While these environments might be empowering to some workers, many ...
    • The Flow of Digital Labor 

      Bucher, Eliane; Fieseler, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Digital microwork is a type of labor that many—typically poorly paid—workers engage in. In our research, we focus on an experience-based model of digital labor and the nonmonetary benefits derived from such activities. ...
    • The Role of Privacy Concerns in the Sharing Economy 

      Lutz, Christoph; Hoffmann, Christian Pieter; Bucher, Eliane; Fieseler, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Internet-mediated sharing is growing quickly. Millions of users around the world share personal services and possessions with others—often complete strangers. Shared goods can amount to substantial financial and immaterial ...
    • Unfairness by Design? The Perceived Fairness of Digital Labor on Crowdworking Platforms 

      Fieseler, Christian; Bucher, Eliane; Hoffmann, Christian Pieter (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Based on a qualitative survey among 203 US workers active on the microwork platform Amazon Mechanical Turk, we analyze potential biases embedded in the institutional setting provided by on-demand crowdworking platforms and ...
    • What’s mine is yours (for a nominal fee): exploring the spectrum of utilitarian to altruistic motives for Internet-mediated sharing 

      Bucher, Eliane; Fieseler, Christian; Lutz, Christoph (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      In this contribution, we scrutinize the diverse motives for internet-mediated sharing as well as their role in shaping attitudes towards sharing one’s possessions in commercialized as well as non-commercialized settings. ...