Topics related to the sharing economy, platforms, and crowds are not only among the most widely researched areas within the field of information systems, but also bear deep economic and societal implications. This track invites cutting-edge research that addresses issues relating to these topics.

The sharing economy has disrupted conventional socio-economic activities by allowing individuals to exchange underutilized assets or resources for monetary gains at very low transactional costs. Under this broad umbrella, sharing can stem from user-owned assets, as exemplified on Airbnb, Didi, Grab, and Uber, or take place through the renting of company-owned resources, as epitomized on Bird, CitiBike, Lime, and Zipcar.

Fueling the explosion of the sharing economy are multi-sided platforms which, by connecting varied actors throughout the world for little marginal cost, facilitate interactions and transactions in a seamless fashion across a variety of contexts: dating, education, financing, hospitality, housing, product review, and transportation, to name a few. These multi-sided platforms have revolutionized industries, for better and for worse, with both promising and disappointing socio-economic impacts being documented.

Likewise, sharing economy would not have been possible without the growing societal transition into crowd-based modes of innovation and production that leverage the capability of digital platforms and technological infrastructures to orchestrate distributed and heterogeneous individuals and organizations toward achieving a wide range of socio-economic objectives.

Track Co-Chairs
Juan Feng, Ph.D., Tsinghua University
Abhay Mishra, Ph.D., Iowa State University
Chee-Wee Tan, Ph.D., Copenhagen Business School


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Monday, December 12th
12:00 AM

Afraid of Niche, Tired of Mass: Atypical Idea Combination on Crowdfunding Platform

Yu Kan, ISOM
Yifan Yu, University of Washington
Yang Jiang, Nanjing University

12:00 AM

An Unintended Consequence of Platform Dependence: Empirical Evidence from IT-enabled Food-Delivery Platforms

Varun Karamshetty, National University of Singapore
Michael Freeman, INSEAD
Sameer Hasija, INSEAD

12:00 AM

Answer Viewing Design on Paid Q&A Platforms

Yi Gao, Tsinghua University
Amit Mehra, University of Texas at Dallas
Dengpan Liu, Tsinghua

12:00 AM

Bike Share Systems and Equitable Disaster Management: Utilization in Low-income Neighborhoods Amid Subway Flood Damage

Yunmin Choi, Korea University
Jiye Baek, Korea University

12:00 AM

Competing with Superstars: Does Exclusive Third-Party Content Discourage Complementary Innovation?

Nele Lueker, University of Mannheim
Jens Foerderer, Technical University of Munich
Armin Heinzl, University of Mannheim

12:00 AM

Content Platform Management of Creator Advertising: A Multi-Method Study

Xu Zhang, Fudan University
Yifan Dou, Fudan University

12:00 AM

Disintermediation and Its Mitigation in Online Two-sided Platforms: Evidence from Airbnb

Jinan Lin, University of California, Irvine
Tingting Nian, UC Irvine
Natasha Z. Foutz, University of Virginia

12:00 AM

Examining the Impact of Citation Network Embeddedness on Crowdsourced Idea Refinement: The Moderating Role of Idea Breadth and Depth

Vincent Z.W. Mack, Singapore Management University
Yimei Zhou, Tsinghua University
Qian Tang, Singapore Management University

12:00 AM

Exploring Metaverse: Affordances and Risks for Potential Users

Xueqi Bao, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Minghuan Shou, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Jie (Joseph) Yu, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

12:00 AM

How Does Anonymizing Crowdsourced Users' Identity Affect Fact-checking on Social Media Platforms? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis

Guohou Shan, Temple University
Sunil Wattal, Temple University
Jason B. Thatcher, Temple University

12:00 AM

Pay It Forward: Unraveling the Role of Cause-related Marketing in the Curvilinear Relationship between Price-oriented Function Usage and Consumer Satisfaction

Yangyang Cheng, University of Science and Technology of China
Jie Fang, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Zhao Cai, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Hefu Liu, School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China

12:00 AM

Platform Commission Reduction And Mobile App Performance

XIA YU, The University of Hong Kong
Hailiang Chen, The University of Hong Kong

12:00 AM

Re-strategizing Product-related Decisions in Response to Platform Owner’s Entry

Yichao Xu, National University of Singapore
Heng Cheng Suang, National University of Singapore

12:00 AM