Object History Value Shapes Owner Decisions in the Sharing Economy

Individual owners of valuable, durable objects determine the supply and pricing in the peer-to-peer sharing economy (e.g., Airbnb). Three studies show that, object history value, a value owners assign to their possessions given the history the objects have witnessed, influence owners’ willingness to share and the price they set.


Charis Li and Chris Janiszewski (2019) ,"Object History Value Shapes Owner Decisions in the Sharing Economy", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 47, eds. Rajesh Bagchi, Lauren Block, and Leonard Lee, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 180-184.


Charis Li, University of Florida, USA
Chris Janiszewski, University of Florida, USA


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 47 | 2019

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