COVID-19 pandemic
sharing economy


The sharing economy has become an integral part of our lives, being in the areas such as transport, accommodation or others. The current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has had unavoidable effects on the sharing economy. This paper aims to determine the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sharing economy based on expert papers, studies, and available data dealing with its current development. The impact that the pandemic will have can be considered an important topic to determine the direction that the sharing economy will take or how the sharing economy could be sustained if the pandemic does not improve soon. The current situation can cause changes and adaptations to individual forms of the sharing economy, as well as the loss of their significance.


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