Obstacles in collaborative consumption websites’ development: A case from Bosna and Herzegovina

Merima, Bejtagic-Makic (2012) Obstacles in collaborative consumption websites’ development: A case from Bosna and Herzegovina. In: 3rd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, May 31 - June 01 2012, Sarajevo.

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According to Rachel Botsman, a renowned social innovator, the 21st century will be characterized by collaborative consumption. It is a new mode of business backed up by network technologies and based on the ancient methods of trading by bartering and swapping. Collaborative consumption websites engage and specialize in information, service and goods sharing, swapping, renting, lending, and trading. The power of these new marketplaces is in changing the way people view ownership and consumption, alleviating the hardship of economic recession, freeing the flow of knowledge and information, and creating a business model which supports the reuse of goods and space for a greener world. The content of this research paper provides an understanding of the drivers for collaborative consumption technology in a developing country in economic recession time, precisely Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). The key research question to be addressed in this study is: What are the issues faced in B&H when embarking on a collaborative consumption website development project? Keywords: collaborative consumption (CC), swapping, website development, green technologies, emerging technology issues, system requirements, case study, empirical approach, collaborative technologies

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Economics > Management Department
Depositing User: Users 173 not found.
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2012 09:15
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 09:15
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1215

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