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

 
How would it be to own a platform cooperatively? How can Platform Cooperatives succeed in the digital economy? Could problems around data ownership be solved through Platform Cooperativism? On March 27th, Clara Wolff of platforms2share is going to discuss these and other questions on the panel of the next "Digitaler Salon" hosted by HIIG and Kooperative.Berlin.
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Next week, the European Parliament is going to vote on a law, renewing the copyright regulations in the European Union. The law is criticized in fear of censorship of the internet.
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The 6th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy (6th IWSE) in Utrecht aims to bring together academics and other stakeholders to discuss the latest insights on the sharing economy. Submit an abstract before March 15th 2019.
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On November 17 & 18 2018, the Bits&Bäume-conference for digitization and sustainability took place at Technische Universität in Berlin. Members of platforms2share participated by hosting both a workshop as well as a panel on current issues in the platform economy.
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Events

 

Contact persons at platforms2share

 
Project Description
platforms2share at “Digitaler Salon": Discussing Data Ownership and Platform Cooperativism
Research Team and Partners
Santje Kludas
Dr. Dominika Wruk
Dr. Dominika Wruk
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Call for Papers: 6th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy - June 28/29 in Utrecht, Netherlands
EU votes on copyright reform
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platforms2share at Bits & Bäume conference
Santje Kludas