Research on the platform economy

Which opportunities do cooperative models and blockchain technology offer to the platform economy? What are other potential pathways toward a more sustainable platform economy? 

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. These and other alternative models promise to better reach social-ecological goals and offer potential to transform the sharing and platform economy. 

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News

 
On July 16th, SUPERMARKT will host a workshop to discuss the concept of a new platform coop operating in the textile and clothing industry.
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All power to platforms? On July 2nd, platforms2share will participate at an event hosted by Fairbindung at SUPERMARKT Berlin asking how the digital platform capitalism could be transformed into a more solidary and democratic way.
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In a new article, Durand and Milberg (2018) point out the linkage of Intellectual Property Rights Regulations and the rise of Platform-Businesses. They examine the process of increased importance of Intellectual Property Rights Regulations (IPRs) for the global economy, leading to dynamics of intellectual monopolization and high importance of rents related to intangible assets.
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As part of a workshop on digitization, Clara Wolff and Santje Kludas visited Grüne Jugend Hamburg to talk about current developments within the platform economy asking: How do digital platforms influence our everyday lives? How do they work? And in which way do they change working conditions?
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Events

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12
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Universität Mannheim
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
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13
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Universität Mannheim
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Feb
24
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Barcelona, Spain
24/02/2021-26/02/2021
May
26
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Mannheim
26/05/2021-27/11/2020
 

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Workshop: How do Digital Platforms Influence our Lives?