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Example of a German Free-Float Car-Sharing Company Expansion in East-Central Europe

Resources 2019, 8(4), 172; https://doi.org/10.3390/resources8040172
Reviewer 1: Anonymous
Reviewer 2: Anonymous
Resources 2019, 8(4), 172; https://doi.org/10.3390/resources8040172
Received: 15 October 2019 / Revised: 1 November 2019 / Accepted: 4 November 2019 / Published: 8 November 2019

Round 1

Reviewer 1 Report

The manuscript is novel and interesting, and deals with interesting aspects of the platform economy.

On the other hand, the results lack a discussion. It is recommended to go deeper in the "Discussion" to compare the previous findings with the similar or different findings found in previous studies.

Also, I've found two mistakes in citing tables: in line 215 it must be cited: "table 6", and in line 226, it must be cited "table 7".

In short, my recommendations are that the subject is interesting and novel and the results are well done. I think a discussion section would improve the manuscript.

Author Response

Dear Reviewer,

We want to notify and express our great appreciation considering the review reports. In both reviews, the comments and the recommended changes brought additional values and gave us valid improvements. We were also delighted as the reviewers agreed with our study and recommended only minor changes before publication.

 

From our perspectives, we agreed with all the comments and with track changes all the recommended adjustments have been incorporated as follows:

 

Discussion section in lines 113-117, additional new comparisons were highlighted compared to previous studies and findings as requested. Line 215 and 226 both citings were corrected.

Regards:

Authors

Reviewer 2 Report

1.You may want to refer to the following paper for Sustainability Reviews and 2-dimensional sharing economy matrix:

Albinsson, P., Perera, Y., Nafees, L., and Burman, B., (2019). Collaborative Consumption Usage in the US and India: An Exploratory Study, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, 27:4, 390-412, DOI: 10.1080/10696679.2019.1644956

2.In Conclusions, you mention "the reviewed companies follow a business and not a sustainability model".....Can you elaborate a little more on why the two are mutually exclusive. What is a pure sustainability model?

Author Response

Dear Reviewer,

We want to notify and express our great appreciation considering the review reports. In both reviews, the comments and the recommended changes brought additional values and gave us valid improvements. We were also delighted as the reviewers agreed with our study and recommended only minor changes before publication.

From our perspectives, we agreed with all the comments and with track changes all the recommended adjustments have been incorporated as follows:

The recommended additional reference from Albinsson, P., Perera, Y., Nafees, L., and Burman, B. (2019) was added to lines 67-69 in the sustainability reviews section. In conclusions we wanted to add more explanation on the sustainability model as requested and elaborate more on what is a pure sustainability model, please refer to lines 317-323.

In case of any further questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact us.

Regards:

Authors

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