A decade of systematic literature review on Airbnb: the sharing economy from a multiple stakeholder perspective

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Abstract

Airbnb, which launched its business in 2009, has experienced explosive growth by creating value through the sharing economy business model. The Airbnb business model helps property owners exploit underutilized assets. However, along with its rapid growth, controversies have arisen among many stakeholders, especially the traditional hotel industry, communities, and policymakers. This study reviews academic articles to pinpoint the factors involved in the relationships among Airbnb and its multiple stakeholders. The aim is to identify the benefits, drawbacks, and issues surrounding Airbnb. The analysis is based on the perspectives of six Airbnb stakeholders: guests, hosts, employees, communities, competitors, and policymakers. A variety of scholarly journals indexed in the Scopus database were reviewed, with 282 included in the final analysis. The analysis will be useful for academics, practitioners, and policymakers alike, as it summarizes the Airbnb relevant actors, identifies key factors that influence stakeholder behavior, and assesses the power and level of influence of each stakeholder. Ultimately, the study points to potential directions for future research on Airbnb.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere08222
JournalHeliyon
Volume7
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Airbnb
  • Community
  • Competitor
  • Employee
  • Guest
  • Host
  • Literature review
  • Policymaker
  • Stakeholder

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