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

 
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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Cooperativly organised internet platforms: digital value creation collectively organised?
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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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Events

Jun
25
Tue
Jun
28
Fri
Utrecht, Netherlands
28/06/2019-29/06/2019
 

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Project Description
Sharing as a Means to a Sustainable Economy?
Research Team and Partners
Santje Kludas
Dr. Dominika Wruk
Dr. Dominika Wruk
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