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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In October 2018, Michael Jäger, member of platforms2share participated at the 14th Ökobilanz-Werkstatt in Osnabrück, a conference on life cycle assessement (LCA) organized by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU (German Federal Environmental Foundation).
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On Octorber 17th 2018, platforms2share hosted the second workshop for its partners in the field discussing aspects of how to sustain in the digital platform economy. The workshop aimed for a better understanding of differnt market levels relevant for regulating the platform economy.
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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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Project Description
platforms2share at Ökobilanz-Werkstatt in Osnabrück
Research Team and Partners
Santje Kludas
Dr. Dominika Wruk
Dr. Dominika Wruk
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Platforms2share Workshop: Wie behauptet man sich in der Plattformökonomie?
2. Workshop with Partners in the Field
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Exchanging and Connecting Research Ideas at the International Workshop on the Sharing Economy
Santje Kludas