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International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management (4 papers in press)

Special Issue on: WHICEB 2018 Internet and Enterprise Management in the Sharing Economy

  • An exploration of sharing economy market segment structure: a case study of Airbnb   Order a copy of this article
    by Qing Zhu, Yiqiong Wu, Yuze Li, Bing Pan 
    Abstract: The sharing economy has experienced rapid development in the past few years; nonetheless, at present, it is still in its infancy. As the sharing economy harnesses an innovative, novel business model, traditional marketing countermeasures are insufficient. Therefore, the sharing economy market patterns need to be explored and appropriate marketing countermeasures developed. To this end, text mining was applied to reviews on a typical sharing economy platform, Airbnb, to accomplish market segmentation. The results suggested that the host is the most valued factor to Airbnb guests. Thus, different from traditional hotel industry, it is essential for emerging peer-to-peer accommodation platform to encourage host to establish good interaction between the guests and the hosts. Meanwhile, cleanliness and convenience are also two major concerns to Airbnb guests, which indicates that Airbnb platform should encourage hosts to promote hotel-like properties for Airbnb listings. In addition, there is no strong evidence of heterogeneity in guests seeking accommodation in different locations.
    Keywords: Market segmentation; Sharing economic; Text mining; Airbnb.

  • Adapted RFID anti-collision algorithm and its application in sharing economy   Order a copy of this article
    by Yishu Qiu, Jinsheng Lu, Lvqing Yang, Yezi Xu 
    Abstract: In recent years, the sharing economy has developed vigorously, and the Internet of things(IoT) technology is an important technology to realize the sharing economy. As an automatic identification technology, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is the key technology to build the Internet of things and an essential part of the sharing economy. In order to solve the collision problem of tags identification, an improved grouping adaptive query tree algorithm (IGAQT) is proposed in this paper. Compared to the most of existing anti-collision algorithms, simulation results show that our proposed algorithm can achieve better performance in terms of time complexity and communication overload. And the algorithm is applied to the actual case of sharing economy.
    Keywords: RFID; sharing economy; IoT.

  • Purchase decision-making process using social capital : moderating effect of trustworthiness   Order a copy of this article
    Abstract: Based on social capital theory, this study aims to examine the effect of social capital domains on an individuals learning and cognitive attitude which regulates decision-making to purchase. Individuals who socially interact with each other and share vision using social media are more likely to share their purchase recommendation, which cognitively motivates to make a purchase decision where trustworthiness among networks strengthen the relationship of social interaction, social vision and cognitive behaviour of an individual. With the help of latest literature, theoretical model and number of the hypothesis are built. Data was collected from 360 universities students who use social media to collect for information and knowledge and ask for a recommendation from their social capital, on which, they trust while purchasing products and services. AMOS-21 was used to perform statistical analysis, and where for moderation analysis, hierarchical regression method is used.
    Keywords: social capital; trustworthiness; purchase decision-making; process; cognitive appraisal.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2019.10024275
  • The Sharing Economy in Germany and Vietnamis it Internationally Uniform?   Order a copy of this article
    by Anja Herrmann-Fankhaenel 
    Abstract: The Sharing Economy is of international interest. It is said to be an international phenomenonhowever, is there one Sharing Economy or are there differences between countries? By means of a content analysis of texts available on online Sharing Economy platforms, this study contributes to an understanding of the Sharing Economy as an embedded component of the economy and of society. Two countries, Germany and Vietnam, are considered, and an international collection of 280 evaluated online platforms serves as the data set. Asking which of these international online platforms are available in these two countries and, in a second instance, comparing their features with one another provides an idea of their similarities and differences. On the basis of this, assumptions are made in order to conduct further research on the international aspect of the Sharing Economy. In a broader perspective, it points to how the Sharing Economy and the frame of a country-specific system, including its economy and culture, shape it. This is relevant for all actors such as individuals, enterprises, institutions, and academics who are part of the Sharing Economy.
    Keywords: Sharing Economy; Vietnam; Germany; Online Platforms; Sharing-Concepts; Qualitative Content Analysis; Field Research.