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

 
The 2nd Weizenbaum Conference on the subject of “Challenges of Digital Inequality: Digital Education, Digital Work, Digital Life” will take place on Thursday, 16 May and Friday, 17 May 2019.
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Die Grüne Bundestagsfraktion lädt zum Fachgespräch zum Thema Machteinschränkung von digitalen Plattformen. Aus ihrer Sicht haben die bisherigen Schritte, wie beispielsweise die Verschärfung des Wettbewerbsrechts, keine ausreichende Wirkung erzielt. Welche Schritte sind nötig um Marktmacht einzuschränken?
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While China accelerates digitisation in every espect of life, in the USA calls for more data security become louder. In this discussion experts from various backgrounds discuss Germany's and Europes position in the shaping of digitisation.
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Discussing the digitalized society is becoming more popular everyday. Needless to say, the Platform and Sharing Economy play a key role in these discussions. Hence, we are very much looking forward to some exciting events in Berlin.
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Events

 

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Project Description
Event: Weizenbaum Konferenz
Research Team and Partners
Santje Kludas
Dr. Dominika Wruk
Dr. Dominika Wruk
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Event: FES-Netzpolitischer Abend - Paths of Digitization in China, the USA and in Europe
Veranstaltung: 10. GWB-Novelle – Macht digitaler Plattformen begrenzen
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Exciting Events coming up in Berlin
Santje Kludas