Publications

On this page, you can find a list of publications from the project platforms2share. 

Theorizing Technologies for the Sharing Economy: The Blockchain Example (05/01/2020)
Tino Schöllhorn published a short paper showing how the Blockchain technology is theorized using data from Wikipedia. Based on these results he concludes that the use of Blockchain in the Sharing Economy might start to gain momentum. more...
How are sharing organizations’ business models linked to values? (15/11/2019)
Dominika Wruk from platforms2share together with her co-authors Achim Oberg, Jennifer Klutt & Indre Maurer developed an approach to analyze how business models and values are linked. Applying this approach in the context of the sharing economy, they found two strategies to link models and values: Grassrots initiatives mainly address sustainability values while platform-based organizations mainly address economic values. It will be interesting to see, whether platform cooperatives represent a hybrid model by linking a platform business model to sustainability values. more...
How do we get a comprehensive understanding of the sharing economy? (07/11/2019)
To develop a comprehensive and holistic picture of current research on the sharing economy, researchers from different disciplines presented their work at the 5th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy at the University of Mannheim in 2018. Dominika Wruk, member of platforms2share, Achim Oberg and Indre Maurer have published the Best Paper Proceedings to the workshop, that comprises a selection of short papers. The volume is published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing. more...
What Use is it really for Sustainability? Potentials and Impacts of Peer-to-Peer Sharing in the Domains of Accommodation and Mobility. (30/08/2019)
In his article Jonas Pentzien - together with his co-authors Maike Gossen and Jan Peukert from the Ecological Economy Research Institute in Berlin - provides an analysis of the sustainability potentials of peer-to-peer sharing in the domains of accommodation and mobility and contrasts these potentials with its actual impacts in Germany. more...
Conceptualizing the Role of the State in the Digital Platform Economy (01/08/2019)
In his contribution to the collected volume "Perspectives on the Sharing Economy" edited by Dominika Wruk, Achim Oberg, Indre Maurer, platforms2share member Jonas Pentzien takes a political science perspective and introduces an analytical framework for analyzing state activities in the digital platform economy. more...
All Power to Platforms? Cooperatives, Free Software and the Possibilities for a Social-Ecological Transformation (15/07/2019)
This article in the collected volume "Was Bits und Bäume verbindet. Digitalisierung nachhaltig gestalten" edited by Anja Höfner and Vivian Frick explores possibilities of how cooperations between the platform cooperativism and the FLOSS movement might offer a social-ecological transformation of the digital platform economy. more...
Sustainable Governance of Peer-to-Peer Sharing (30/03/2019)
In their book section in the collected volume "Digitale Kultur des Teilens. Mit Sharing nachhaltiger wirtschaften", the authors Jonas Pentzien and Jan Peuckert introduce alternative approaches to regulation in order to illustrate how public authorities could actively create a legal framework for strengthening the sustainibility potentials of peer-to-peer sharing. more...
Disrupting Regulation? State Capacities in the Digital Platform Economy (13/03/2019)
In his article in the collected volume "Contours of the Illiberal State: Governing Circulation in the Smart Economy" edited by Boris Vormann and Christian Lammert, Jonas Pentzien more...
Introduction to the Special Issue Platform Economy - Journal Article in Ökologisches Wirtschaften (30/10/2018)
In their introduction to the special issue on the platform economy, the authors Wruk, Pentzien, Wolff and Kludas sketch out the current controversy over the platform economy. more...
Establishing a platform economy oriented towards the common good - but how? (30/10/2018)
This article - written by activitst from the platform cooperativism movement and Jonas Pentzien from platforms2share - highlights the need for a closer cooperation between the state and civil society and introduces recommendations in order to strengthen platform cooperativism in Germany. more...
Life Cycle Assessment of the Sharing Economy: Sharing on Its Own does not Help the Environment (15/01/2018)
In this article Jonas Pentzien and his colleagues from the research project PeerSharing pose the question if peer-to-peer sharing is sustainable. more...