«Entrepreneurial intentions of gig and sharing economy workers are significantly higher when compared to the general population»: that is part of results that was indicated as part of research "A springboard for entrepreneurs? Gig and sharing economy and entrepreneurship in Russia". It was conducted by GSOM SPbU experts, the research was published in Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (ABS list).
«The growing popularity of gig and sharing economy changes not only consumption models but also employment patterns. We compared the entrepreneurial intentions of gig and sharing economy workers to the general population. The results indicate that entrepreneurial intentions of gig and sharing economy workers are significantly higher when compared to the general population. In addition, empirical data demonstrate a number of similarities in the factors that form the willingness to participate in the sharing economy and entrepreneurship, which testifies in favor of the connection between these two phenomena».
Karina Bogatyreva, Associate Professor, Department of Strategic and International Management Department, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship
According to the authors, the sharing economy is viewed by the population of Russia as a low-risk activity requiring fewer resources, with insignificant “entry barriers”. Sharing not only addresses economic, social and environmental challenges through smarter consumption and resource management, but also creates opportunities to prepare for independent entrepreneurship.
Olga Verkhovskaya, Associate Professor, Department of Strategic and International Management, Academic Director, Corporate Executive Education Programs, and Yury Makarov, an alumnus of the 2019 Master in Management program, also worked on the study.
Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (JEEE) — the journal to focus on qualitative and quantitative research in all areas of business, entrepreneurship, marketing, and policies that inhibit or stimulate entrepreneurship, development and sustainability in emerging economies. The journal is included in the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Journal Quality List and has a citation level of 4.3 in the Scopus article database.