The 4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy (4IWSE)

June 15 - 16, 2017
Lund, Sweden

The sharing economy has recently resurfaced as a potential solution to multiple urban challenges. With growing interest among academics, entrepreneurs, and policy makers, the sharing economy warrants further understanding and discussion. 

As such, the 4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy is to take place in Lund, Sweden on June 15 – 16, 2017, hosted by the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). 

The workshop will explore the sharing economy from a variety of conceptual, methodological, and empirical lenses including concepts, methods, impacts, operations, geographical contexts, actors and governance. Parallel sessions will focus on these areas. Participants are invited to present abstracts for presentation during parallel sessions as it relates to each area. Furthermore, sharing organisations and companies are invited to participate and present their work at the conference.  

Please submit an extended abstract of 750-1000 words to as an e-mail attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF files) by 1 March, 2017. The extended abstract should present the topic (choose one of the following themes: concepts, methods, impacts, operations, geographical contexts, actors and governance), research methods, expected results and theoretical contribution, if there is any. All submissions will be subjected to a peer review by the Scientific Committee. The authors will be informed about the acceptance decision by 1 April, 2017.

We invite you to also submit the full paper, although this is not mandatory. Please submit the full paper (4000-6000 words) by 31 May, 2017 to The paper should follow the following format standards: Times New Roman, font size 12; bold style for titles and subtitles; double spaced; paginated in the lower-right corner; top and side margins of 2 cm. Please use Routledge guidelines for the referencing format. The first page of the document should include: title of the paper; authors’ names, emails and affiliation; full contact details of a corresponding author; an abstract (max 200 words) and 5 keywords. We are planning to edit a book and/or a special issue of the Journal of Cleaner Production on Sharing Economy. Please, let us know if you would be interested to write a contribution of 6000-7000 words.

Sharing organisations and projects are encouraged to participate in the workshop. Please submit a 100-word pitch for your presentation outlining which track you would like to participate in, what is the main idea behind your organisation/project and what is the main message of your presentation.

For more information about the workshop and to register, visit the workshop homepage.