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Airbnb and Cultural Capitalism: Enclosure and Control within the Sharing Economy.

O'Regan, M. and Choe, J. Y., 2017. Airbnb and Cultural Capitalism: Enclosure and Control within the Sharing Economy. Anatolia: an international journal of tourism and hospitality research, 28 (2), 163-172.

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DOI: 10.1080/13032917.2017.1283634


Collectively termed the “Sharing Economy”, collaborative platforms are said to be challenging and redesigning traditional business models and ridding the tourism industry of monopolies and resource inefficiencies as they efficiently allocate assets and human resources. This paper explores the global “disruptive” brand Airbnb by utilizing the concept of cultural capitalism to ask questions as to how disruptive and innovative this platform is. We conclude that research about Airbnb and the sharing economy needs to overcome ahistorical, static, and narrow perspectives to integrate critical theories using diverse intellectual approaches to more fully explore platform’s that seek enclosure and control so as to allow market capitalism to function more expediently.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sharing economy; cultural capitalism; Airbnb; reputational capital; commodification
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:26519
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:24 Jan 2017 11:47
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:02


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