Shared Moments of Sociality: Embedded Sharing Within Peer-To-Peer Hospitality Platforms

Katharina Hellwig, HEC Lausanne, Switzerland
Russell Belk, York University, Canada
Felicitas Morhart, HEC Lausanne, Switzerland
We investigate how the notion of sociality is shaped through the prevailing context. Using a multi-sited collection of qualitative data, we compare shared moments in peer-to-peer hospitality platforms in a market versus a non-market environment and conclude that sociability comes closest to prototypical sharing when it is perceived as autotelic.
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Katharina Hellwig, Russell Belk, and Felicitas Morhart (2015) ,"Shared Moments of Sociality: Embedded Sharing Within Peer-To-Peer Hospitality Platforms", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl and Carolyn Yoon, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 186-190.