The evolving landscape of the sharing economy: Looking back and moving forward

Prof. Kevin Kam Fung SO, Associate Professor, The Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Date:         15 February 2023 (Wednesday)
Time:        10:30am – 11:30am
Venue:      Online via Zoom
Host:         Prof. Yuansi HOU, Associate Professor in Internaltional Integrated Resort Management
Zoom Link: https://umac.zoom.us/j/91860379921


The fast-evolving landscape of the sharing economy has led to a spate of recent studies disentangling this new form of consumption model, which began as a digital socio-economic system that enables people to create, consume, and share products and services to an unparalleled degree globally. This seminar presents the findings from a program of interconnected studies conducted in the past six years with an emphasis on the evolutionary perspective of the sharing economy. Future research directions are critically identified based on a robust analysis of future industry trends and recent cutting-edge research from both the mainstream marketing domain and tourism and hospitality literature.


Dr. Kevin Kam Fung So is William S. Spears Chair in Business, Associate Professor, and Graduate Coordinator with the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University in the USA. An award-winning scholar in his field, Dr. So’s research expertise lies at the intersection of hospitality and tourism marketing and service management. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in the ABDC A and A* journals. He is one of few researchers in his discipline to have been named on the 2021 and 2022 list of Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate™. Many of his publications have been ranked among the most highly cited and most frequently downloaded articles in leading hospitality and tourism journals. Dr. So has received many research awards including the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, JHTR’s Best Article of the Year Award, and the William Bradford Wiley Memorial Best Research Paper of the Year Award. In 2019, Dr. So was named a Breakthrough Star of the University of South Carolina. In 2022, his outstanding research performance earned him The Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award from the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. He has been awarded nearly US$700,000 in research funding. He has chaired or served on the dissertation committees of 18 Ph.D. students.

All are welcome!