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Presentation Peer-to-peer Sharing in Germany – Empirical Insights into Usage Patterns and Future Potential. Results of Two Quantitative Online Surveys

Conference: 4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy (IWSE)
Event by: Lund University
15.06.17 - 16.06.17, Lund, Sweden

Two surveys in the PeerSharing project covered the attitudes of the population to sharing services and the concrete use of the partner platforms Kleiderkreisel, Wimdu, Drivy and flinc. Although peer-to-peer sharing is still a niche phenomenon, its potential is large. Economic benefits are the overriding drivers for using peer-to-peer sharing services; however, environmental motivations also play an important role. The overall attitude towards peer-to-peer sharing is positive. In addition, learning effects can be identified: people who already practice peer-to-peer sharing in a particular area are more likely to use the same services in other areas in contrast to the majority of the general population, which is not familiar with peer-to-peer sharing.

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