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Motives and experiences of carpooling users in Croatia


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Matić, Marta. (2018). Motives and experiences of carpooling users in Croatia. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Vukić, Jana].

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The theoretical approach to the theme of the paper includes sustainable development, sustainable transportation and mobility as a lifestyle. Emerging out of an economic crisis together with an era of new communication technologies created fertile ground for the development of sharing economies. As an example of sharing economy and sustainable use of resources, there are different forms of carpooling and carsharing throughout history. The common carpooling form in Croatia is the practice of ridesharing where drivers with their own private vehiclesoffer to ride passangers whom have the need to travel on the same or simmilar routes. Used research methods were content analysis and semistructured interview. After a number of failed initiatives to create carpooling sites in Croatia, the only remaining ones are Facebook groups for carpooling and BlaBlaCar. Between 2012-nd and 2014-th there has been significant growth of carpool group users. Carpooling can be both personal and socially useful, and some users even state social interaction as their primary motive. Democratization of mobility and sharing economy could be sustainable solutions for Croatian society.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: carpooling, carsharing, sharing economy, mobility, sustainability
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Vukić, Jana
Date Deposited: 07 May 2019 12:15
Last Modified: 07 May 2019 12:15

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