Giving and sharing in the computer-mediated economy

Harvey, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-4911-6189, Smith, A. and Golightly, D., 2017. Giving and sharing in the computer-mediated economy. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 16 (4), pp. 363-371. ISSN 1472-0817

PubSub6799_Harvey.pdf - Post-print

Download (350kB) | Preview


The paper examines how digital technology mediates the behaviour of consumers in three online systems that facilitate offline gift giving and sharing (Freecycle, Couchsurfing, and Landshare). Findings derived from a netnography and depth interviews reveal how technology is used to enact and influence the management of identity, partner selection, ritual normalisation, and negotiation of property rights. The findings have significant implications for the design and management of systems that encourage non-monetary forms of collaborative consumption.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Consumer Behaviour
Creators: Harvey, J., Smith, A. and Golightly, D.
Publisher: John Wiley
Date: July 2017
Volume: 16
Number: 4
ISSN: 1472-0817
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 06 Dec 2016 12:20
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 10:41

Actions (login required)

Edit View Edit View


Views per month over past year


Downloads per month over past year