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SPECIAL ISSUE - The Sharing Economy: Implications for the Future of Hospitality and Tourism

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

The Sharing Economy: Implications for the Future of Hospitality and Tourism

Guest Editors

Levent Altinay
Oxford School of Hospitality Management, Oxford Brookes University, UK, [email protected]

Jingyan Liu
Sun Yat-Sen University, People's Republic of China
[email protected] 

Haywatee (Rumi) Ramkissoon
Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia
[email protected]

Fevzi Okumus
 University of Central Florida, USA
[email protected]


With the global economic downturn and increasing trust of the Internet and online payments, there has been a major shift towards sharing and collaborative consumption. Start-ups such as Airbnb, Carpooling, Uber and Lyft benefit from the opportunities presented by the sharing and collaborative consumption. These new developments have serious implications for hoteliers, restaurant owners, airlines and car rental companies, tour operators and destination marketers. They change the ‘rules of the game’ in the hospitality and tourism industries. Given these developments as ‘game changers’, this special issue invites papers to advance hospitality and tourism researchers’ as well as practitioners’ understanding of how sharing and collaborative consumption affect the future of the hospitality and tourism industry.

Submissions related to the following topics are particularly welcome:

• Customer purchase decision making in the sharing economy
• Enhancing customer experience in the sharing economy
• Quality and customer satisfaction in the sharing economy
• Competitive advantages of family-run businesses in the sharing economy
• Safety and security in the sharing economy
• Risk management in the sharing economy
• Service dominant logic and co-creation in the sharing economy
• Standards, rules, and regulations in the sharing economy
• Informal economy and the sharing economy
• Use of technology and social media in the sharing economy
• Trust and ethics in the sharing economy
• Pricing in the sharing economy
• Entrepreneurship and innovation in the sharing economy
• Reputation and image management in the sharing economy
• Collaboration in the sharing economy
• Any other related topic

 General Information for Prospective Authors

We welcome submissions that can represent different methods. These include but are not limited to new frameworks using multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary explanations. Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. For more details and manuscript guidelines, please visit the official website at:

Submission Process

Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to contact the guest editors regarding potential topics of interest or any questions/suggestions regarding the special issue. Structured abstracts (up to 750 words excluding references) can be submitted directly to one of the guest editors via email by May 1, 2016. Structured abstracts must be concise and to the point with appropriate references. The guest editors will provide feedback on each submitted abstract. Full papers must be submitted by September 1, 2016 through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system at: Please select the correct issue to submit to: “THE SHARING ECONOMY: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM”.  Author guidelines for IJCHM can be found at:

Review Process

Each paper submitted to this special issue is subject to the following review procedures:
1. It will be reviewed by the guest editors for general suitability for this special issue.
2. If found suitable, reviewers will be selected for a double-blind review process.
3. Based on the reviewers’ recommendation, the guest editors and the Editor-in-Chief will decide whether the particular submission should be accepted as it is, revised and re-submitted, or rejected.


Abstracts Submissions:           May 1, 2016 (Email to [email protected]
Abstract Decisions:                 June 1, 2016
FULL Paper Submissions:       September 1, 2016
Revisions and Decisions:         January 2017
Publication:                            Summer 2017