Title: Sharing economy and its effect on human behaviour changes in accommodation: a survey on Airbnb

Authors: Moloud Abdar; Neil Y. Yen

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan ' School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan

Abstract: Advances in computer science prompt the creation of new economic models. One of them in urban life is sharing economy. This new economic model receives high attentions and has been applied to a wide range of fields in recent years. We argue that sharing economy, and its applications, may be taken as a way for researchers to understand human behaviour, and thus this paper targets a growing issue on the relationship between sharing economy and its impacts on human behaviour. It especially looks at the change of behaviours while the sharing economy comes into our daily lives. The Airbnb, one of the most significant examples of sharing economy, is taken as a starting point of this survey, and results are revealed that young generation tends to accept this new economic experience as well as willing to be involved, not only as traveller but host, in this new phenomenon.

Keywords: human behaviour; Airbnb; human-centeric computing; anticipatory computing; sharing economy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSHC.2017.084747

International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing, 2017 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.203 - 218

Available online: 19 Jun 2017 *

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