CFP: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018)

Track: Sharing Economy and Crowd Markets

December 13-16, 2018, San Francisco, California (

Important Dates
Submission deadline: 2 May 2018 (11.59pm San Francisco time; UTC-08:00)
Notification of submission decision: 30 July 2018
Notification of final paper accepted: 5 September 2018

Track Chairs
Lorraine Morgan, National University of Ireland Galway
Dongwon Lee, Korea Unversity Business School
Arun Sundararajan, New York University

Track Description
Technological advances are reshaping the way we organize economic activity, shifting us from activities conducted within traditional institutions towards crowd markets and sharing economies. This track welcomes research that expands our knowledge of the latest trends and developments in the sharing economy and crowd markets in order to determine how digital technologies are influencing the sharing of and access to resources through peer-to-peer networks and communities and the effect of these systems on value creation in the public and private sectors of society. We are equally interested in work that provides insight into the sharing of and access to tangible resources, such as financial capital, property and physical goods, as in work investigating the sharing and access to intangible resources, such as knowledge and social capital. We encourage studies that assess today’s newer crowd-based systems as well as those rooted in precursors like Apache, Linux, Wikipedia and Innocentive, tracing the influence of these models on individuals, firms, industries, governments and societies.

Topics of Interest include, but are not limited to
We seek theoretical and empirical papers at all levels of analysis, and we welcome research from any disciplinary, philosophical, methodological and theoretical perspective or paradigm. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Crowdfunding (philanthropic, reward-based, peer-to-peer lending, equity-based)
  • Crowdsourcing, open-source, open innovation and commons-based peer production systems.
  • The sharing economy, collaborative consumption and the collaborative economy
  • The economics and sociology of peer-to-peer marketplaces and platforms
  • Digital labor markets and their effects on the workforce
  • Reputation, review systems and trust in the sharing economy
  • Pricing mechanisms in peer-to-peer marketplaces
  • The strategic use of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing in the private/public sector
  • The influence of crowd-based and sharing models on innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Smart contracts and distributed collaborative organizations
  • Geo-spatial and geopolitical issues related to crowd-based capitalism
  • The influence of the sharing economy on localization and circular economies
  • Policy challenges: consumer and labor protection, insurance and taxation, competitive and antitrust considerations
  • Data privacy and data governance issues related to crowd-based models
  • The implications and risks of algorithmic fairness, ranking and choice in crowd-based models