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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News

 
Why did Uber fail to legalize their service UberPop in the Netherlands? Researcher from the Utrecht University use the notion of “institutional entrepreneurship” to explain Uber’s unsuccessful attempt to change Dutch taxi law.
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The newly-founded Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy researches the potentials and obstacles of democratically owned organizations in the Digital Economy. In his position as the Institute’s research fellow, Jonas Pentzien will develop a comparative study of legislative obstacles for platform cooperatives in the United States, France, and Germany
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Der Forschungsverbund i-share stellt auf seinem fünften Symposium Ergebnisse aus Umfragen unter Sharing Organisationen in Deutschland vor.
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How can Blockchain technology contribute to self-governance? A research group tries to link Ostrom's concept of self-governance to the new technology.
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Events

Jun
25
Tue
Jun
28
Fri
Utrecht, Netherlands
28/06/2019-29/06/2019
 

Contact persons at platforms2share

 
Project Description
Uber as a failing institutional entrepreneur?
Research Team and Partners
Santje Kludas
Dr. Dominika Wruk
Dr. Dominika Wruk
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SAVE THE DATE: Fünftes i-share Symposium am 25. Juni 2019 an der Universität Mannheim
Jonas Pentzien from platforms2share appointed Research Fellow at The New School by Trebor Scholz
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When Ostrom Meets Blockchain
Santje Kludas