SemesterFall Semester, 2023
DepartmentJunior Class of BA in Global Governance Senior Class of BA in Global Governance
Course NameSharing Economy and Smart City Development
InstructorSAY ALICIA
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

W1: Introduction to Course Syllabus

W2: Background and Introduction to Sharing Economy and Smart City

W3: The Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism

W4: Typology of Sharing Economy

W5: National Holiday, No Class

W6: Not-For-Profit Sharing Economy

W7: Platform-Mediated Exchange

W8: Peer-to-Peer Exchange

W9: Midterm Project

W10: Smart City Benchmark

W11: Individual Team Meeting for Final Project Preparation

W12: Components of Smart City

W13: Smart Governance

W14: Smart Economy

W15: Smart People and Smart Services

W16: Public and Private Partnership in Smart City

W17: Final Project Presentation

W18: Review and Wrap Up Discussion







Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

The final grade consists of:


1. Attendance & Participation 20%


The various in-class activities will include case discussion, class participation, and peer review. Students who are unable to attend class should please apply for a leave of absence in advance.


2. Class Reflection 20%


The class reflection should consist of the students’ takeaway, lesson learnt, or insights from the course. It should be a maximum of 2-pages, 12points Times New Roman/Arial, double-spaced.


3. Midterm Report - An analysis of a sharing economy case 30%


The midterm report is a group project. More explanation on group sizes and how the assignment can be conducted will be provided in class.


The midterm paper aims to understand the students’ knowledge about sharing economy. Each group shall write a short analysis paper about a sharing economy case. This assignment should include the concepts from previous lessons and the students’ comments about the case.


It should be a maximum of 5-pages, 12points Times New Roman/Arial, double- spaced.


4. Final Presentation – Innovative Idea of Sharing Economy Application in Smart City Development 30%


The final project is a group project. More explanation on group sizes and how the assignment can be conducted will be provided in class.


Prior to the final presentation, students will be arranged a session to present their proposal about their final projects for obtaining feedback from the instructor.


Each team shall present an innovative idea of smart city for the final project. The final project includes an oral presentation and a 2-pages executive summary.

Textbook & Reference

Text Book:

1. Sundararajan, A. (2016). The sharing economy: The end of employment and the rise of crowd-based capitalism. Mit Press.

Reading Materials:

1. Aptekar, S. (2016). Gifts among strangers: the social organization of freecycle giving. Social Problems, 63(2), 266-283.

2. Christensen, C. M., Raynor, M. E., & McDonald, R. (2015). What is disruptive innovation. Harvard business review, 93(12), 44-53

3. Cohen, M., & Sundararajan, A. (2015). Self-regulation and innovation in the peer- to-peer sharing economy. U. Chi. L. Rev. Dialogue, 82, 116.

4. Eckhardt, G. M., Houston, M. B., Jiang, B., Lamberton, C., Rindfleisch, A., & Zervas, G. (2019). Marketing in the sharing economy. Journal of Marketing, 83(5), 5-27.

5. Guttentag, D. (2015). Airbnb: disruptive innovation and the rise of an informal tourism accommodation sector. Current issues in Tourism, 18(12), 1192-1217.

6. Lamberton, C. P., & Rose, R. L. (2012). When is ours better than mine? A framework for understanding and altering participation in commercial sharing systems. Journal of Marketing, 76(4), 109-125.

7. Petrini, M., FREITAS, C. S. D., & SILVEIRA, L. M. D. (2017). A proposal for a typology of sharing economy. RAM. Revista de Administração Mackenzie, 18(5), 39-62.

8. Smith, A. (2016). Shared, collaborative and on demand: The new digital economy. Pew Research Center, 19.

9. Sundararajan, A. (2014). What Airbnb gets about culture that Uber doesn’t. Harvard Business Review, 11.

10. Uzunca, B., Rigtering, J. C., & Ozcan, P. (2018). Sharing and shaping: A cross- country comparison of how sharing economy firms shape their institutional environment to gain legitimacy. Academy of management discoveries, 4(3), 248- 272.

11. Angelidou, M. (2014). Smart city policies: A spatial approach. Cities, 41, S3-S11.

12. Lee, J. H., Phaal, R., & Lee, S. H. (2013). An integrated service-device-technology roadmap for smart city development.

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13. Lombardi, P., Giordano, S., Farouh, H., & Yousef, W. (2012). Modelling the smart city performance. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 25(2), 137-149.

14. Law, K. H., & Lynch, J. P. (2019). Smart city: Technologies and challenges. IT Professional, 21(6), 46-51.

15. Angelidou, M., Psaltoglou, A., Komninos, N., Kakderi, C., Tsarchopoulos, P., & Panori, A. (2018). Enhancing sustainable urban development through smart city applications. Journal of science and technology policy management, 9(2), 146-169.

16. Monzon, A. (2015, May). Smart cities concept and challenges: Bases for the assessment of smart city projects. In 2015 international conference on smart cities and green ICT systems (SMARTGREENS) (pp. 1-11). IEEE.

17. Hashem, I. A. T., Chang, V., Anuar, N. B., Adewole, K., Yaqoob, I., Gani, A., ... & Chiroma, H. (2016). The role of big data in smart city. International Journal of information management, 36(5), 748-758.

18. Jin, J., Gubbi, J., Marusic, S., & Palaniswami, M. (2014). An information framework for creating a smart city through internet of things. IEEE Internet of Things journal, 1(2), 112-121.

19. Letaifa, S. B. (2015). How to strategize smart cities: Revealing the SMART model. Journal of business research, 68(7), 1414-1419.

20. Nam, T., & Pardo, T. A. (2011, June). Conceptualizing smart city with dimensions of technology, people, and institutions. In Proceedings of the 12th annual international digital government research conference: digital

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21. Su, K., Li, J., & Fu, H. (2011, September). Smart city and the applications. In 2011 international conference on electronics, communications and control (ICECC) (pp. 1028-1031). IEEE.

22. Su, Kehua; LI, Jie; FU, Hongbo. Smart city and the applications. In: 2011 international conference on electronics, communications and control (ICECC). IEEE, 2011. p. 1028-1031.

23. Ahvenniemi, H., Huovila, A., Pinto-Seppä, I., & Airaksinen, M. (2017). What are the differences between sustainable and smart cities?. Cities, 60, 234-245.

24. Bak?c?, T., Almirall, E., & Wareham, J. (2013). A smart city initiative: the case of Barcelona. Journal of the knowledge economy, 4, 135-148.

25. Hall, R. E., Bowerman, B., Braverman, J., Taylor, J., Todosow, H., & Von Wimmersperg, U. (2000). The vision of a smart city (No. BNL-67902; 04042). Brookhaven National Lab.(BNL), Upton, NY (United States).

26. Vanolo, A. (2014). Smartmentality: The smart city as disciplinary strategy. Urban studies, 51(5), 883-898.



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