Project Description

English Version

Which opportunities do cooperative models and blockchain technology offer to the sharing economy? In cooperation with researchers at the IÖW in Berlin and at the Fraunhofer IBP in Stuttgart, the ifm in Mannheim investigates forms of decentralization in the sharing economy on different levels and examines their effects.
The junior research group is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for a period of five years as part of the "Social-Ecological Research (SÖF)" priority in the "Research for Sustainable Development (FONA)" program.

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Deutsche Version

Welche Chancen bieten genossenschaftliche Modelle und die Blockchain-Technologie für die Sharing Economy? In Zusammenarbeit mit ForscherInnen am IÖW in Berlin und am Fraunhofer IBP in Stuttgart werden am ifm Formen der Dezentralisierung in der Sharing Economy auf unterschiedlichen Ebenen erforscht und ihre Wirkungen untersucht. Die Nachwuchsgruppe wird im Rahmen des Schwerpunkts „Sozial-Ökologische Forschung (SÖF)“ im Programm „Forschung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (FONA)“ vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) für fünf Jahre gefördert.

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Research & Project Partners

platforms2share is a team of young scientists who want to take a critical look at current trends in the platform economy. Our project is a cooperation between the Institute for SME Research and Entrepreneurship (ifm) at the University of Mannheim, the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) in Berlin and the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) in Stuttgart.

In addition, we develop our project together with different partners in the field in order to produce socially relevant research results. These project partners – platform providers with different organizational and technological set-ups – continuously accompany our research group over the entire project period. They are involved in formulating specific research questions, the conduction of empirical research, and in the discussion and dissemination of results.

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