Stove to startup: residents’ entrepreneurial motives in meal-sharing economy

Tiwari S., ÇİFÇİ İ., Kahraman O. C.

Anatolia, 2024 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13032917.2024.2340978
  • Journal Name: Anatolia
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, Geobase, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Hospitality & Tourism Index, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: entrepreneurial motives, India, local economy, Meal-sharing economy, resident attitudes
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


This study measures the nexus between entrepreneurial motives and residents’ support for the meal-sharing economy with the mediating role of the state of the local economy. The authors employ partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) on the sample of 226 Indian respondents collected through a self-administered questionnaire. Results showed that the state of the local economy, social influence, gratification of hosting, and source of cultural capital are positively affecting the meal-sharing economy. Furthermore, the state of the local economy is positively associated with social influence and independency motives, significantly mediating the nexus of the meal-sharing economy with social influence and independency. Empirical findings suggest several theoretical and practical implications for residents, governments, policymakers, and tourism planners.