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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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.
Researchers of platform2share present their research projects at the 5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy
Sharing Economy – Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainability
Submission deadline: 15 June 2018
platforms2share & Platform Coops Berlin present: How to WEconomize local infrastructures?


The New School, New York, NY United States

Contact persons at platforms2share

Project Description
Platforms2share Workshop: Wie behauptet man sich in der Plattformökonomie?
Research Team and Partners
Santje Kludas
Dr. Dominika Wruk
Dr. Dominika Wruk
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Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Sustainability Management Forum
Exchanging and Connecting Research Ideas at the International Workshop on the Sharing Economy
How to WEconomize local infrastructures?
Santje Kludas