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Innovative Forms of Economy and Sustainable Urban Development—Sharing Tourism

Bianca Tescașiu (), Gheorghe Epuran (), Alina Simona Tecău (), Ioana Bianca Chițu () and Janez Mekinc ()
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Bianca Tescașiu: Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Transilvania University of Braşov, str. Colina Universitatii, nr. 1, Building A, Braşov 500068, Romania
Alina Simona Tecău: Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Transilvania University of Braşov, str. Colina Universitatii, nr. 1, Building A, Braşov 500068, Romania
Ioana Bianca Chițu: Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Transilvania University of Braşov, str. Colina Universitatii, nr. 1, Building A, Braşov 500068, Romania
Janez Mekinc: Faculty of Tourism Studies-Tursitica, University of Primorska, Obala, 11a, Sl 6320 Portoroz, Slovenia

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Bianca Tescasiu

Sustainability, 2018, vol. 10, issue 11, 1-18

Abstract: Sharing economy represents a new business model with an increasing impact on economic life by generating consequences for the traditional business sector. Considering its development during the last years, it is important to know how the governance system should react to the new challenges determined by this kind of doing business. The aim of the article is to identify and analyze some general issues regarding the impact on the sharing economy in tourism, based on a study regarding the needs determined by this business model in Brașov. Considering that tourism is a relevant sector for the “sharing” business type, the authors considered it important to get opinions about the way that the local authorities and stakeholders should contribute to the creation of a regulatory framework for sharing tourism, so, two focus-groups were organized. The respondents were chosen so that all kinds of stakeholders involved in tourism were represented. The results of the research revealed that even though there are some provisions regarding this sector, and despite the fact that local and regional authorities are preoccupied about regulations in sharing tourism, the most representative part of this sector is unregistered and it works according to its own rules.

Keywords: sharing economy; multi-level governance; sharing tourism; innovative economy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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