The Sharing Economy

The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism

Author: Arun Sundararajan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262034573

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The wide-ranging implications of the shift to a sharing economy, a new model of organizing economic activity that may supplant traditional corporations.
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The Sharing Economy. Die Motivation der Verbraucher zur Teilnahme an kollaborativen Konsumformen

Author: Alexander Baier

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668449074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

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Masterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2017 im Fachbereich BWL - Allgemeines, Note: 1,3, Hochschule Fresenius München, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die steigende Weltbevölkerung im Zusammenspiel mit der zunehmenden Ressourcenverschwendung stellt die Menschheit vor immer größere Probleme. Im Laufe der Zeit wurden im Rahmen von Klimakonferenzen viele Lösungsansätze diskutiert, jedoch hat noch keine beschlossene Maßnahme vollständig gegriffen und die Problemstellung wird von Tag zu Tag komplexer. Ein Megatrend mit dem Namen Sharing Economy macht nun Hoffnung auf Abhilfe. Die Sharing Economy beschreibt ein Wirtschaftsmodell, welches den kollaborativen Konsum zum Ziel hat. Das Prinzip dahinter lautet: „Nutzen statt Besitzen“. Die vorliegende Thesis hat zur Aufgabe, diesen Megatrend zu untersuchen. Dabei liegt der Schwerpunkt der Arbeit auf der Analyse der Motivation der Verbraucher zur Teilnahme an der Sharing Economy. Hierbei werden zunächst die Grundlagen der Sharing Economy erläutert, um ein hinreichendes Verständnis für die Thematik zu erzielen. Für ein ganzheitliches Verständnis über das Schwerpunktthema dieser Arbeit, folgt auf die Grundlagen der Sharing Economy ein theoretischer Exkurs über die Motivation von Verbrauchern. Die Erörterung der Motivation der Verbraucher zur Teilnahme an der Sharing Economy erfolgt über eine empirische Untersuchung. Um die Validität und Aussagekraft der empirischen Untersuchung zu erhöhen, werden die Ergebnisse mit anderen Studien über die Thematik verglichen. Abgerundet wird die Thesis mit der Darstellung von Handlungsempfehlungen und Kritikpunkten über die Sharing Economy.
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The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Collaborative Consumption

Author: Pia A. Albinsson,B. Yasanthi Perera

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851875

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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This is the ultimate source for anyone who wants a comprehensive view of how the sharing economy began and how it may fundamentally change capitalism across the globe. • Takes a global and multidisciplinary approach to defining the sharing economy, its facilitators, and its outcomes • Provides a concise yet thorough study of the sharing economy, in one volume • Presents case-based research to explain how the sharing economy works • Offers real-world examples of collaborative consumption and of sharing economy organizations
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Nordic labour markets and the sharing economy

– Report from a pilot project

Author: Jon Erik Dølvik,Kristin Jesnes

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9289354615

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 79

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This report presents a preliminary knowledge status about implications of the sharing economy for labour markets and employment relations in the Nordic countries. It also reviews how the Nordic countries and their social partners approach the sharing economy and issues relating, amongst other, to its legality, regulation, taxation, and terms of competition. There is so far scant supply of statistics, data and research in this field. The employment potentials and consequences of the sharing economy will, amongst other, depend on the governments’ and the organized actors’ responses to these challenges. Currently, all the actors seem to be in a phase of knowledge gathering and deliberation of possible policy options, cautiously avoiding taking steps that might obstruct the development of the sharing economy.
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Global Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation in the Sharing Economy

Author: Zakaria, Norhayati,Kaushal, Leena Ajit

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522528369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 5648

Technological advances have resulted in higher development of online businesses. As such, new entrepreneurs need to develop a different set of skills and strategies to be successful in the realm of digital business. Global Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation in the Sharing Economy is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on knowledge and skills essential to entrepreneurs for new business start-ups in the globalized and digital age. Featuring extensive coverage on a broad range of topics such as branding, social capital, and e-commerce, this publication is ideally designed for professionals, researchers, and academicians seeking current research on developing the right mindset, culture, and behaviors for business success in the digital age.
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Creative Destruction and the Sharing Economy

Uber as Disruptive Innovation

Author: Henrique Schneider

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1786433435

Category:

Page: 160

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While creative destruction and disruptive innovation change the entrepreneurial landscape; regulation – especially regulation of sectorial markets and competition regulation – can delay this change or even bring it to a halt. Uber plays an active role between these two forces: first as an agent of creative destruction and then possibly in championing regulation on its own terms. Grounded in a particular understanding of the economic concept of the market as a series of processes, this book explores the implications of creative destruction, competition regulation and the role that businesses play. Instead of discussing these relations in a purely abstract manner, this book uses Uber as a case study.
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The Sharing Economy

Legal Problems of a Permutations and Combinations Society

Author: Maria Regina Redinha,Maria Raquel Guimarães,Francisco Liberal Fernandes

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527522032

Category: Law

Page: 508

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The sharing economy is just one of several possible expressions to designate the complex model of social and economic relationships based on the intensive use of digital technology. Constant permutations and combinations allow these relationships to be established through the intervention of a third party making traditional contractual positions flexible in such a way that today’s employee is tomorrow’s entrepreneur, or today’s consumer is tomorrow’s supplier of goods and services. The current legal framework is, in many respects, unable to accommodate such big changes and new legal regulations are required where adaptation of the existing ones proves to be inadequate. This book highlights where changes are needed and where adaptations are required, with a particular focus on the Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, British and Brazilian contexts. For that, four different approaches are undertaken, namely the meta-legal, macro-legal, micro-legal and transnational approaches. The study that results from these different approaches enables readers to acquire a general view on the current legal problems arising from the sharing economy, and was a direct result of a research project of the Centre for Legal and Economic Research, at the University of Porto, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.
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Knowledge Management in the Sharing Economy

Cross-Sectoral Insights into the Future of Competitive Advantage

Author: Elena-Mădălina Vătămănescu,Florina Magdalena Pînzaru

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319668900

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This volume explores the challenge of engaging knowledge management in a sharing economy. In a hyper-competitive business environment, everything tends to be digital, virtual and highly networked, which raises the issue of how knowledge management can support the decision whether or not to share strategic resources or capabilities. The book answers questions such as: to what extent does the sharing economy preserve or compromise the competitive advantage of organizations? And what are the knowledge-management strategies for competitive, yet cautious sharing dynamics?
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The Second Machine Age

Wie die nächste digitale Revolution unser aller Leben verändern wird

Author: Erik Brynjolfsson,Andrew McAfee

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864702224

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Computer sind mittlerweile so intelligent geworden, dass die nächste industrielle Revolution unmittelbar bevorsteht. Wer profitiert, wer verliert? Antworten auf diese Fragen bietet das neue Buch der Technologie-Profis Erik Brynjolfsson und Andrew McAfee. Seit Jahren arbeiten wir mit Computern - und Computer für uns. Mittlerweile sind die Maschinen so intelligent geworden, dass sie zu Leistungen fähig sind, die vor Kurzem noch undenkbar waren: Sie fahren Auto, sie schreiben eigene Texte - und sie besiegen Großmeister im Schach. Dieser Entwicklungssprung ist nur der Anfang. In ihrem neuen Buch zeigen zwei renommierte Professoren, welch atemberaubende Entwicklungen uns noch bevorstehen: Die zweite industrielle Revolution kommt! Welche Auswirkungen wird das haben? Welche Chancen winken, welche Risiken drohen? Was geschieht dabei mit den Menschen, was mit der Umwelt? Und was werden Gesellschaft und Politik tun, um die Auswirkungen dieser "neuen digitalen Intelligenz" für alle bestmöglich zu gestalten? Dieses Buch nimmt Sie mit auf eine Reise in eine Zukunft, die schon längst begonnen hat.
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Law and the "Sharing Economy"

Regulating Online Market Platforms

Author: Derek McKee,Finn Makela,Teresa Scassa

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776627538

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

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Controversy shrouds sharing economy platforms. It stems partially from the platforms’ economic impact, which is felt most acutely in certain sectors: Uber drivers compete with taxi drivers; Airbnb hosts compete with hotels. Other consequences lie elsewhere: Uber is associated with a trend toward low-paying, precarious work, whereas Airbnb is accused of exacerbating real estate speculation and raising the cost of long-term rental housing. While governments in some jurisdictions have attempted to rein in the platforms, technology has enabled such companies to bypass conventional regulatory categories, generating accusations of “unfair competition” as well as debates about the merits of existing regulatory regimes. Indeed, the platforms blur a number of familiar distinctions, including personal versus commercial activity; infrastructure versus content; contractual autonomy versus hierarchical control. These ambiguities can stymie legal regimes that rely on these distinctions as organizing principles, including those relating to labour, competition, tax, insurance, information, the prohibition of discrimination, as well as specialized sectoral regulation. This book is organized around five themes: technologies of regulation; regulating technology; the sites of regulation (local to global); regulating markets; and regulating labour. Together, the chapters offer a rich variety of insights on the regulation of the sharing economy, both in terms of the traditional areas of law they bring to bear, and the theoretical perspectives that inform their analysis.
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Uber-Positive

Why Americans Love the Sharing Economy

Author: Jared Meyer

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594039011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 40

View: 4957

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The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of the Sharing Economy

Author: John J. Infranca

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108266207

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This Handbook grapples conceptually and practically with what the sharing economy - which includes entities ranging from large for-profit firms like Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, Taskrabbit, and Upwork to smaller, non-profit collaborative initiatives - means for law, and how law, in turn, is shaping critical aspects of the sharing economy. Featuring a diverse set of contributors from many academic disciplines and countries, the book compiles the most important, up-to-date research on the regulation of the sharing economy. The first part surveys the nature of the sharing economy, explores the central challenge of balancing innovation and regulatory concerns, and examines the institutions confronting these regulatory challenges, and the second part turns to a series of specific regulatory domains, including labor and employment law, consumer protection, tax, and civil rights. This groundbreaking work should be read by anyone interested in the dynamic relationship between law and the sharing economy.
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Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and the Sharing Economy

Author: Rachel Bozek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781534500464

Category: Cooperation

Page: 224

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Something remarkable emerged as a result of the Great Recession of the early twenty-first century: a sharing economy. Among the loss of jobs and mortgages and uncertainty about the future, people got creative with the way they earnedand spenttheir money. Democratic platforms like Uber and Airbnb have skyrocketed in popularity, prompting tighter government regulations. But are they the answer to an economy increasingly controlled by giant corporations? Or are they just a different way for people to profit from and exploit struggling workers? Learn more from viewpoints written by todays experts.
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We-Commerce

How to Create, Collaborate, and Succeed in the Sharing Economy

Author: Billee Howard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698188497

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Named an Inc. Business Beach Read for Summer 2016! In WE-Commerce, visionary marketing strategist Billee Howard lays out her plan for a new vision of success and long-term, purposeful profitability in the new global, sharing economy Today, the most successful businesses and entrepreneurs thrive through connectivity, socialization, and sharing. It is an age of WE-Commerce, an economy centered on the power of “we” instead of “me,” focused on the needs of the many over the few. Booming companies such as Uber and Airbnb leverage technology to create platforms that rely largely on social media and community feedback to facilitate people’s ability to collaborate with one another. Instead of traditional business strategies, companies must now inspire belief and trust in their communities; collaborate with their customers; create business models that are socially and environmentally responsible; find opportunities for creative collaboration with large, global markets; and become a new generation of innovators—“artists of business.” With advice from “stay small but include all” to “profit with purpose” and “embrace disruption,” Billee Howard gives readers the reinvented business toolkit that they will need to effectively collaborate, co-create, and succeed in a WE-Commerce landscape, and to acquire a new set of skills that will position them as leaders in the transformed economy. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Sharing Economy

Solidarity Networks Transforming Globalisation

Author: Lorna Gold

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754633457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

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Challenging the widely held assumptions of the current globalized economy, this book examines the origins and experience of a radical alternative. Drawing on the varied experiences of business and community leaders from around the globe, and from Brazil and Italy in particular, the book examines the potential of this emerging alternative economic geography to offer a new vision of globalization.
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Living the Sharing Economy

Author: Jane Wood

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291897569

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 100

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There's a new movement sweeping England, coming in from Canada. It's called 'Living the New Economy'. But what's so 'new' about these ideas? Jane and Mike have come across them before. Firstly, while living in Fallowfield, Manchester, and struggling to bring up young children. They found they couldn't manage without the help and support of their neighbours. Then, when they moved to Salford, they found that this way of life had been taken for granted over the last few generations. Money was tight and work uncertain; the people of Inner City Salford had to find ways to cope, and that meant helping each other. In some ways, they had invented the 'sharing economy' on their own, building on traditions of close-knit families and neighbourliness. Jane and Mike heard these stories when recording contributions for their weekly show on Salford City Radio. In this book they discuss what they've learned and think about what life could be like in a world that takes such things seriously.
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Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy

Helping People Build Cooperatives, Social Enterprise, and Local Sustainable Economies

Author: Janelle Orsi

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781614385462

Category: Law

Page: 609

View: 9728

Transactional lawyers are needed, en masse, to aid in an epic reinvention of our economic system. This reinvention is referred to by many names the "sharing economy," "collaborative consumption," the "grassroots economy" and involves different ways of meeting people's needs, participating in production, and transacting with each other. This book illustrates the nine primary areas of work that a sharing lawyer must know, including drafting agreements, structuring entities, employment regulations, intellectual property, and much more. The work of a sharing lawyer will often be challenging, but will always be interesting and demand creativity. Perhaps best of all, the work of sharing lawyer will contribute importantly to the creation of a world in which innumerable people have now decided they want to live."
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Sharing Economy - teilen statt besitzen

Author: Thomas von Stokar,Martin Peter,Remo Zandonella,Vanessa Angst,Kurt Pärli,Gabi Hildesheimer,Johannes Scherrer,Wilhelm Schmid

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 3728138819

Category:

Page: 249

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Teilen statt besitzen. Ausprobieren, sparen, tauschen, nachhaltige und ressourcenschonende Lösungen finden: Dies sind einige Schlagwörter zur sogenannten Sharing Economy. Sie ist Teil des Trends, eine Vielzahl von wirtschaftlichen Aktivitäten auf digitalen Marktplätzen oder Plattformen zusammenzuführen, und sie verdankt ihren internationalen Aufschwung neuen Kommunikationstechnologien wie dem Internet, den sozialen Medien und der Mobiltelefonie. Doch wie wirkt sich diese neue Ökonomie des Teilens auf die Schweiz aus? Was bedeutet sie für Wirtschaft und Arbeitsmarkt und wie lässt sie sich in den bestehenden regulatorischen Rahmen integrieren? Diese Studie untersucht Chancen und Risiken der Sharing Economy und zeigt auf, wo positive Aspekte zu fördern und negative Auswirkungen zu kontrollieren wären. Anhand einer klaren Definition, einer Analyse der in der Schweiz bereits praktizierten Formen von Sharing Economy, verschiedener Fallstudien und zweier gegensätzlicher Zukunftsszenarien werden Handlungsoptionen für den Umgang mit der Plattformwirtschaft aufgezeigt. Die Ergebnisse legen offen, welche Auswirkungen die neue Art des Konsums im rechtlichen, ökonomischen, ökologischen, technischen oder sozialen Bereich bereits haben. Wo muss gehandelt werden und wo gilt es, übermässige Regulierungen zu vermeiden? Die Empfehlungen sind einerseits als Entscheidungsgrundlage für Parlament und Behörden gedacht, richten sich zugleich aber auch an alle, die sich für die gesellschaftspolitische Dimension der Sharing Economy interessieren.
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The Sharing Economy

Implications for the Future of Hospitality and Tourism

Author: Fevzi Okumus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781787436794

Category:

Page: 281

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Trust in the Sharing Economy. Can trust make or break a sharing enterprise?

Author: Evelyn Walter

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3960676719

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 20

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All over the world, people are renting rooms from strangers through Airbnb, outsourcing grocery trips to TaskRabbits, and getting across town with ride-sharing service BlaBlaCar. These people are participating in the sharing economy that has rapidly grown from a niche market to a mainstream social movement. Its continued growth and, thus, the future success of sharing economy companies is contingent upon one crucial factor: trust. Accordingly , this term paper approaches the question: Can trust make or break a sharing enterprise? The paper will address this topic by introducing the new economic force called sharing economy at first. The next two chapters will present the construct of trust on the basis of literature that deals with trust in a business context as well as trust in the sharing economy. Furthermore, a trust-building framework for online sharing services will be presented based on a recent study that was conducted, exclusively on the building process of Peer to Peer (P2P) trust. In the discussion section in Chapter 5 different approaches to the importance of trust for P2P marketplaces will be discussed. Subsequently, conclusions will be drawn based on the contents of the previous sections while there will be also made recommendations for the future.
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