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Jens Kopp analyzes the potential of car sharing as a new mobility solution in light of progressive urbanization and researches factors influencing the use of car sharing to assess the growth outlook of car sharing services. He performs a regression analysis to identify statistically significant factors influencing the use and evaluation of car sharing services based on an empirical field research conducted in Germany (n=175). Key findings include that cost saving is the only researched factor relevant to influence the use of car sharing services as well as the evaluation of car sharing and the assessment of its future. The existing research shows that car sharing is a viable lever to address substantial ecological and economic mobility issues and the conducted research provides new insights into the factors influencing the use and evaluation of car sharing services.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

Chapter 1. Introduction

Abstract
For decades, the car has been the most important means of transport for people. Owning a car has become the standard for many, and as a result yearly car sales have continuously grown. The resulting pollution and traffic congestion in cities has increased accordingly, and the issue has gained more and more attention with growing awareness of the environmental impact.
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Chapter 2. Literature and Research Review

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Section 1 provided an introduction to the research topic, including the problem statement, aim, and approach of the thesis. In this section, a detailed review of the current literature and research is conducted, including the state of the automobile industry, the trend of mobility services, and a detailed analysis of the car sharing concept. This section closes with a summary and derived research hypotheses. On this basis, section 3 presents the research design for this thesis.
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Chapter 3. Research Design

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After a review of the available literature and research to analyze the state of the automobile industry, the trend of mobility services, and car sharing in detail, research hypotheses could be derived. The design of the research for this thesis is clarified in this section. The research design is structured into the approach of the research, the research description (including sampling and survey structure), and a descriptive summary of the research results.
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Chapter 4. Evaluation of the Research

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Section 3 provided detailing of the research design including approach, sampling, and survey structure and concluded with a descriptive summary of the research results. On this basis, the chosen research methods will now be applied to evaluate the research results and derive findings regarding the defined research hypotheses and the key factors for the use of car sharing. A connection to existing literature and research completes this section and forms the basis for the conclusion in the final section 5.
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Chapter 5. Conclusion

Abstract
With the application of the chosen research methods, the research results could be analyzed and evaluated regarding the defined research hypotheses and the key factors for the use of car sharing. On this basis, the results of this thesis are now summarized and the key factors are categorized to derive implications for car sharing service providers. After addressing the limitations of the conducted research, an outlook on the future and growth potential of car sharing services is presented based on these findings and the categorized key factors.
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