Research project on digital platforms in the sharing economy

Which opportunities do cooperative models and blockchain technology offer to the sharing economy? In the inter- and transdiciplinary junior research group platforms2share we want to answer this question.

Today, new digital platforms for sharing, swapping and other ways of collaborative consumption are widely associated with positive economic, ecological and social effects. At the same time, existing platforms like Airbnb and Uber are increasingly criticized in public debate for having negative effects on people, local economies and our planet. As a counter model, new decentral models combining alternative organizational forms (such as platform cooperatives) and new technologies (such as Blockchain technology) are discussed and tested. The promise to better reach social-ecological goals and offer potential transform the sharing and platform economy.

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How can European digital platform companies remain competitive? How do national and EU regulations affect them? How can platformisation be governed in order to achieve fairer results for European stakeholders? Join the event to discuss thee and other questions with representatives from Zalando, Reshaping Work, Glovo and October.
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You are doing research on the sharing economy and want to share your insights and get feedback? Then submit an abstract to the 7th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy (IWSE) before September 30, 2020. The workshop will take place in Barcelona, Spain, and will be hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies of the Open University of Catalonia (UOC).
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Our collective future depends on whether we can ensure broad sharing of digital data with due individual and group protection. For the latter, we need to establish collective primary economic rights to data. The webinar will present the idea of community data, or community ownership of data and discuss implications for public sector politics and workers` rights.
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Aufgrund der aktuellen Entwicklungen um Covid-19 werden wir nun das i-share Symposium und das platforms2share Forschungskolloquium auf den Herbst verschieben. Erfreulicherweise haben wir bereits einen Ersatztermin gefunden, so dass die Veranstaltung am Montag, den 12. Oktober 2020 an der Universität Mannheim stattfinden wird.
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Events

Jul
1
Wed
Barcelona, Spain
01/07/2020-03/07/2020
Oct
12
Mon
Universität Mannheim
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Oct
13
Tue
Universität Mannheim
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Nov
26
Thu
Mannheim
26/11/2020-27/11/2020
Feb
24
Wed
Barcelona, Spain
24/02/2021-26/02/2021
 

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Project Description
Platform Entrepreneurship in Europe: Which Business Models are Viable and Sustainable? Join the webinar on June 3rd 2020
Research Team and Partners
Santje Kludas
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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung: Webinar 'Economic rights in a data-based society' on May 19th 2020
New date for the 7th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy: 24th-26th February 2021
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Neuer Termin gefunden: Das sechste i-share Symposium und zweite platforms2share Forschungskolloquium finden am 12./13. Oktober 2020 statt
Prof. Dr. Dominika Wruk