Analytics for the Sharing Economy: Mathematics, Engineering and Business Perspectives

  • Emanuele Crisostomi
  • Bissan Ghaddar
  • Florian Häusler
  • Joe Naoum-Sawaya
  • Giovanni Russo
  • Robert Shorten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Emanuele Crisostomi, Bissan Ghaddar, Florian Häusler, Joe Naoum-Sawaya, Giovanni Russo, Robert Shorten
    Pages 1-2
  3. The Mathematics of Sharing

  4. Enablers for Collaborative Consumption

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-70
    2. Pietro Ferraro, Daniel Conway
      Pages 95-107
    3. Paolo Roma
      Pages 109-123
    4. Syed Eqbal Alam, Robert Shorten, Fabian Wirth, Jia Yuan Yu
      Pages 125-149
    5. Pierre Pinson, Fabio Moret, Thomas Baroche, Athanasios Papakonstantinou
      Pages 151-171
    6. Léa Deleris, Pól Mac Aonghusa
      Pages 173-187
  5. Platforms and New Use Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-190
    2. Joachim Taiber
      Pages 191-204
    3. Rodrigo Ordóñez-Hurtado, Giovanni Russo, Sam Sinnott, Robert Shorten
      Pages 205-225
    4. Susan Shaheen, Adam Cohen
      Pages 227-254
    5. Daniel Freund, Ashkan Norouzi-Fard, Alice Paul, Carter Wang, Shane G. Henderson, David B. Shmoys
      Pages 255-278
    6. Thomas Morstyn, Malcolm D. McCulloch
      Pages 279-300
    7. Jad Bitar
      Pages 301-308
    8. Edoardo Calia, Davide D’Aprile
      Pages 309-333
    9. Robert Shorten, John Oliver, Deirdre Clayton, Ammar Malik, Hugo Lhachemi
      Pages 335-345
    10. Emanuele Crisostomi, Bissan Ghaddar, Florian Häusler, Joe Naoum-Sawaya, Giovanni Russo, Robert Shorten
      Pages 347-348

About this book


The book provides an encompassing overview of all aspects relating to the sharing economy paradigm in different fields of study, and shows the ongoing research efforts in filling previously identified gaps in understanding in this area. Control and optimization analytics for the sharing economy explores bespoke analytics, tools, and business models that can be used to help design collaborative consumption services (the shared economy). It provides case studies of collaborative consumption in the areas of energy and mobility.

The contributors review successful examples of sharing systems, and explore the theory for designing effective and stable shared-economy models. They discuss recent innovations in and uses of shared economy models in niche areas, such as energy and mobility. Readers learn the scientific challenging issues associated with the realization of a sharing economy. Conceptual and practical matters are examined, and the state-of-the-art tools and techniques to address such applications are explained. The contributors also show readers how topical problems in engineering, such as energy consumption in power grids, or bike sharing in transportation networks, can be formulated and solved from a general collaborative consumption perspective.

Since the book takes a mathematical perspective to the topic, researchers in business, computer science, optimization and control find it useful. Practitioners also use the book as a point of reference, as it explores and investigates the analytics behind economy sharing.


Sharing Economy Control Theory Sustainable Energy Green Mobility Optimization for Shared Systems collaborative consumption Shared economy models

Editors and affiliations

  • Emanuele Crisostomi
    • 1
  • Bissan Ghaddar
    • 2
  • Florian Häusler
    • 3
  • Joe Naoum-Sawaya
    • 4
  • Giovanni Russo
    • 5
  • Robert Shorten
    • 6
  1. 1.DESTECUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Ivey Business SchoolUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  3. 3.Moovel Group GmbHStuttgartGermany
  4. 4.Ivey Business SchoolLondonCanada
  5. 5.Department of Information & Electrical Engineering and Applied MathematicsUniversity of SalernoFiscianoItaly
  6. 6.Dyson School of Design EngineeringImperial College LondonLondonUK

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