Topic: Sharing, Gift-giving, and Marketplace Exchange: Similarities and Differences
Speaker: Russell W. Belk, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada
Abstract: Three basic forms of exchange are sharing, gift-giving, and marketplace exchange. While they sometimes overlap, it is important to make these distinctions and not to confuse one with another form of exchange. Besides arguing why this is the case, this talk also goes into different motives underlying these types of exchange and variations such as self-gifts, the sharing economy, perfect gifts, online exchange, and the role of money, emotions, and materialism on how we exchange goods and services. There are cultural differences in these practices as well and come comparisons are made between China and the West.
Date: May 15, 2019
Location: Room 615, Main Building, CUFE