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

 
Sharing Economy – Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainability
Submission deadline: 15 June 2018
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platforms2share & Platform Coops Berlin invite to a joint workshop. Zafrir Bloch-Davin and Yair Friedman from WEconomize in Tel Aviv, Israel, will present and discuss two current projects on local ecosystems and platforms.
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platforms2share invited partners from the field to jointly exploring the needs and interests and to co-design research questions. We want to than all participants for an insightful day full of intersting discussions and ideas!
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On February 25, 2018 newspaper ZEIT released an interview with economist Nick Srnicek who argues that platforms such as Amazone, Google and Facebook have a natural tendency to create monopolies providing them with strong market power.
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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
 

Contact persons at platforms2share

 
Project Description
Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Sustainability Management Forum
Research Team and Partners
Santje Kludas
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platforms2share Workshop: A successful kick-off with partners from the field
How to WEconomize local infrastructures? Invitation to talk and discussion
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Platforms under governmetnal control?
Prof. Dr. Dominika Wruk