The danger of replacing human interaction in is-driven collaborative consumption services

Simon Trang, Sebastian Busse, Johannes Schmidt, Tamara Falk, Mauricio Marrone

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The increase usage of collaborative consumption services illustrates a significant shift in modern consumptio behaviour. In order to simplify the process of collaborative consumption services, som providers are increasing the integration of IS and in some cases they are eliminating human interaction We investigate how acceptance of collaborative consumption is affected by the elimination o human interaction. A research model in the context of P2P car-sharing is developed to explain servic acceptance through the perspective of car owners. A mental experiment is used to understand the effect of IS integration on service acceptance. Two scenarios are introduced: one with "simple IS integration, in which human interaction allows trust building between lender and renter, and anothe with "advanced IS integration," in which users can open car doors using advanced IS. The analysis o 339 responses of potential adopters suggests that the effect of reduced human interaction throug increased IS integration can negatively influence service acceptance. The study also looks at how th negative effect of reduced human interaction competes with the positive effect of increased servic usefulness. We contribute to service design research with a model that evaluates benefits and threat of advanced IS integration in the area of collaborative consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECIS 2015
Subtitle of host publication23rd European Conference on Information Systems : proceedings
Place of PublicationAtlanta, Georgia
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783000502842
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event23rd European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2015 - Munster, Germany
Duration: 26 May 201529 May 2015


Other23rd European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2015


  • share economy
  • peer-to-peer car sharing
  • carpooling
  • service design


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