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Yuliya Voytenko

Yuliya Voytenko Palgan

Senior lecturer

Yuliya Voytenko

Sustainability framings of accommodation sharing

Author

  • Yuliya Voytenko Palgan
  • Lucie Zvolska
  • Oksana Mont

Summary, in English

The existing research often overlooks the fact that accommodation sharing is not a homogeneous sector but comprises rental, reciprocal and free platforms. This paper aims to compare sustainability narratives held by operators and users of the three platform types with the narratives identified in the literature. First, drawing on framing theory, environmental, economic and social framings of accommodation sharing are mapped based on the extant literature and expert interviews. Second, sustainability framings of operators and users from the three types of accommodation sharing platforms are presented. The data is collected via 10 in-depth interviews and 86 responses to a qualitative structured online questionnaire. We find that current framings of sustainability implications of accommodation sharing vary among those who formulate them as well as among the three platform types. This has implications for the role of these platforms in advancing different types of sustainability.

Department/s

  • The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

Publishing year

2017-06

Language

English

Pages

70-83

Publication/Series

Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions

Volume

23

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Keywords

  • sharing economy
  • Collaborative initiatives
  • sustainability assessment
  • Accommodation sharing
  • platforms
  • Hospitality services

Status

Published

Project

  • Urban Reconomy: sharing for circular resource efficiency
  • Urban Sharing: From excess economy to access economy

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 2210-4224