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

 
On November 2 and 3, 2017, the German Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) held a conference on digital capitalism. Members of platforms2share were there.
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In her talk "Cooperativly organised platform organizations: digital value creation collectively organised?" Dominika Wruk talks about the nature of the platform economy and presents the research agenda of platforms2share.
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Discussing the future of the digital sharing economy: the junior research group platforms2share met in Mannheim to kick off their project
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Which opportunities do cooperative models and blockchain technology offer to the sharing economy? The junior research group platforms2share will investigate this question in the coming years.
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Events

May
19
Tue
Universität Mannheim
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
May
20
Wed
Universität Mannheim
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Jul
1
Wed
Barcelona, Spain
01/07/2020-03/07/2020
Nov
26
Thu
Mannheim
26/11/2020-27/11/2020
 

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Project Description
Digital Capitalism
Research Team and Partners
Santje Kludas
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Kick-Off
Which opportunities do cooperative models and blockchain technology offer to the sharing economy?
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Junior Research Group platforms2share kicked-off!
Prof. Dr. Dominika Wruk