Ilmenauer Schriften zur Betriebswirtschaftslehre 2/2018
[Introduction ...] The paper is organized as follows: Chapter 2 depicts the state-of-the-art of sharing research and outlines the practical and scientific relevance of sharing. Furthermore, the contribution of the paper is defined. Chapter 3 describes the participants and the survey design. Chapter 4 presents commonalities and controversies in the participants’ feedbacks, including sharing examples, definitions and key statements. Chapter 5 focuses on the definition problem and provides a typology that enables researchers to specify their own sharing paradigm. Chapter 6 summarizes the results and their practical benefits.