Nvivo to help study urban sharing

Nvivo to help study urban sharing

On December 10, 2018 the Urban Sharing team has organized a workshop about NVivo - a computer software used to assist researchers in qualitative content analysis. Steven Curtis led the workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to teach all the members of the team and other researchers at the IIIEE about Nvivo. Steven explained that the software is useful in analysing qualitative data in the form of text, images, video, and audio. The software allows for the systematic collection, analysis, and retrieval of data in a more effective and efficient manner. By using the learning-by-doing approach, Steven demonstrated some of the functions and features of NVivo using several articles about business models in the sharing economy. More about NVivo can be found here.

Visit to WU Wien

Visit to WU Wien

On 7th December, Lucie Zvolska from the Urban Sharing team met with sharing and institutional researchers from Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien). She also got to introduce the Urban Sharing project to Dr. Achim Oberg and PhD student Sebastian Vith, whose interests cover the sharing economy, institutionalism, institutional complexity, and governance theory. The researchers found many synergies between their projects and will look for possibilities to collaborate in the future.

 The Urban Sharing team will soon discuss possible submissions to the EGOS conference.

PhD thesis opposition at NTNU

PhD thesis opposition at NTNU

Andrius Plepys has recently acted as a second opponent in a PhD thesis defence of Gibran Vita at Industrial Ecology Programme of Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. The thesis titled “The environmental impacts of human needs and lifestyles - Connecting the global economy, natural resources and human well-being” discussed how different aspects of human consumption and lifestyle choices affect the environment and the quality of life.

 In picture from left to right: Andrius Plepys (opponent), Konstantin Stadler (co-supervisor), Dr. Gibran Vita (defendant), Francesco Cherubini (chair of examination committee), Julie Steinberger (opponent), and Richard Wood (supervisor). Not in picture – co-supervisor prof. Edgar Hertwich (former programme director, president of the ISIE, prof. in Industrial Sustainability at Yale).