Towards a Reference Model of Peer-to-Peer Sharing and Collaborative Consumption Services

This topic if for someone who is interested in Sharing Economy and Collaborative Consumption, as well as understands the purpose and the power of reference modeling.

Businesses like Airbnb, Uber, Couchsurfing, BlaBlaCar etc. have a number of similarities. Especially the processes and the IT solutions used to run these processes can be examined in terms of the common characteristics.

The aim of the thesis is to develop the first draft of a reference model that provides an overview of the common elements of peer-to-peer sharing and collaborative consumption services like Airbnb, Uber and Co.