Factors affecting car-sharing and participation in the sharing economy

Andrzej Szymkowiak, Elżbieta Żelichowska


The dissemination of the idea of the sharing economy has created new opportunities in many areas of consumer life. A particular impact can be seen in the short-term rental and joint travel market. The popularity of online portals allowing shared car trips demonstrates that this is an area worth exploring. This research involved 275 respondents in order to identify the main factors conditioning the willingness to use these types of services. A confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the existence of three factors – savings, expectation and atmosphere – that determine the use of car-sharing. The article describes the entire procedure and estimates the fit of the model. Finally, limitations and recommendations for further research are provided.


sharing economy; car-sharing; collaborative consumption; consumer behaviour; participation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/h.2019.53.2.99-108
Data publikacji: 2019-10-25 19:36:16
Data złożenia artykułu: 2019-02-13 18:32:07


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