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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Members of the junior research group platforms2share contribute to the final conference of PeerSharing
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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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Organizational Forms and the field of the Platform Economy, Social & Economic Impact

Which opportunities do cooperative models and blockchain technology offer to the sharing economy?
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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Universität Mannheim
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Universität Mannheim
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Barcelona, Spain
24/02/2021-26/02/2021
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Mannheim
26/05/2021-27/11/2020
 

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