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Core Elements Affecting Sharing Evidence From The European Union

Version 1 : Received: 2 February 2022 / Approved: 3 February 2022 / Online: 3 February 2022 (09:58:24 CET)

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Lingaitienė, O.; Grybaitė, V.; Burinskienė, A. Core Elements Affecting Sharing Evidence from the European Union. Sustainability 2022, 14, 3845. Lingaitienė, O.; Grybaitė, V.; Burinskienė, A. Core Elements Affecting Sharing Evidence from the European Union. Sustainability 2022, 14, 3845.

Journal reference: Sustainability 2022, 14, 3845
DOI: 10.3390/su14073845

Abstract

Sharing activity is getting higher attention due to increasing popularity in recent years. In the paper, the authors investigated the main elements affecting the sharing activity. (1) Literature review: The theoretical part starts from the revision of definitions of sharing activity; description of the links between sharing and sustainable development, policy recommendations and relevant regulation in the field; later on, the study emphasises the key elements important for sharing. Finally, the authors investigated how the Covid-19 pandemic affected sharing activity; (2) Methods: During empirical research, the authors revised the list of 37 variables. The study uses data for each of the 27 EU countries from 2011 to 2020. The authors investigated correlation between macroeconomics variables to determine key variables for the regression model; (3) Results: The authors constructed a dynamic regression model that can be applied to predict the number of participants visiting sharing platforms in the European Union (EU); (4) Conclusions: The study shows that seeking to forecast the number of visits to sharing platforms it is necessary to use values of main macroeconomic variables such as consumer price index, productivity index, total unemployment rate, the number of users and households connected to the Internet, etc.

Keywords

sharing activity; Covid-19 impact; core elements; sustainable development

Subject

SOCIAL SCIENCES, Microeconomics and Decision Sciences

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