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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Organizational Forms and the field of the Platform Economy, Platform Politics & State-Market-Relations

platforms2share Workshop: Wie behauptet man sich in der Plattformökonomie?
Sie betreiben eine digitale Plattform oder sind Teil einer solchen Organisation? Sie haben eine Genossenschaft gegründet und interessieren sich für die Plattformökonomie? Dann diskutieren Sie mit uns und nehmen Sie an unserem Workshop am 17. Oktober 2018 in Berlin teil.
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Researchers of platform2share present their research projects at the 5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy
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Sharing Economy – Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainability
Submission deadline: 15 June 2018
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Organizational Forms and the field of the Platform Economy, Social & Economic Impact

How to WEconomize local infrastructures? Invitation to talk and discussion
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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Events

Oct
12
Mon
Universität Mannheim
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Oct
13
Tue
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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platforms2share Workshop: Wie behauptet man sich in der Plattformökonomie?
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Prof. Dr. Dominika Wruk
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Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Sustainability Management Forum
Exchanging and Connecting Research Ideas at the International Workshop on the Sharing Economy
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How to WEconomize local infrastructures? Invitation to talk and discussion