The Sharing Economy
  • Author : Arun Sundararajan
  • Release Date : 21 April 2017
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 13 : 9780262533522

The Sharing Economy Book Summary

“An insightful guide to the forces shaping our economy” that explores the far-ranging implications of the shift to crowd-based capitalism—with case studies on Uber, Airbnb, and others (Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google) Sharing isn’t new. Giving someone a ride, having a guest in your spare room, running errands for someone, participating in a supper club—these are not revolutionary concepts. What is new, in the “sharing economy,” is that you are not helping a friend for free; you are providing these services to a stranger for money. In this book, Arun Sundararajan, an expert on the sharing economy, explains the transition to what he describes as “crowd-based capitalism”—a new way of organizing economic activity that may supplant the traditional corporate-centered model. As peer-to-peer commercial exchange blurs the lines between the personal and the professional, how will the economy, government regulation, what it means to have a job, and our social fabric be affected? Drawing on extensive research and numerous real-world examples—including Airbnb, Lyft, Uber, Etsy, TaskRabbit, France's BlaBlaCar, China’s Didi Kuaidi, and India’s Ola, Sundararajan explains the basics of crowd-based capitalism. He describes the intriguing mix of “gift” and “market” in its transactions, demystifies emerging blockchain technologies, and clarifies the dizzying array of emerging on-demand platforms. He considers how this new paradigm changes economic growth and the future of work. Will we live in a world of empowered entrepreneurs who enjoy professional flexibility and independence? Or will we become disenfranchised digital laborers scurrying between platforms in search of the next wedge of piecework? Sundararajan highlights the important policy choices and suggests possible new directions for self-regulatory organizations, labor law, and funding our social safety net.

The Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy

Author : Arun Sundararajan
Publisher : MIT Press
Genre : Business & Economics
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“An insightful guide to the forces shaping our economy” that explores the far-ranging implications of the shift to crowd-based capitalism—with case studies on Uber, Airbnb, and others (Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google) Sharing isn’t new. Giving someone a ride, having a guest in your spare room, running ...

The Sharing Economy in Europe

The Sharing Economy in Europe

Author : Vida Česnuitytė,Andrzej Klimczuk,Cristina Miguel,Gabriela Avram
Publisher : Springer Nature
Genre : Business & Economics
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This open access book considers the development of the sharing and collaborative economy with a European focus, mapping across economic sectors, and country-specific case studies. It looks at the roles the sharing economy plays in sharing and redistribution of goods and services across the population in order to maximise their ...

Law and the  Sharing Economy

Law and the Sharing Economy

Author : Derek McKee,Finn Makela,Teresa Scassa
Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
Genre : Business & Economics
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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 ...

Handbook of the Sharing Economy

Handbook of the Sharing Economy

Author : Russell W. Belk,Giana M. Eckhardt,Fleura Bardhi
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Genre : Business & Economics
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With the radical growth in the ubiquity of digital platforms, the sharing economy is here to stay. This Handbook explores the nature and direction of the sharing economy, interrogating its key dynamics and evolution over the past decade and critiquing its effect on society....

What s Yours is Mine

What s Yours is Mine

Author : Tom Slee
Publisher : Scribe Publications
Genre : Business & Economics
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Airbnb facilitates the booking of over 37 million overnight stays per year. Uber operates in 450 cities in 60 countries. Both claim to be part of the rapidly growing ‘sharing economy’ — but what does that actually mean? Here, Tom Slee offers a razor-sharp examination of the ‘sharing economy’: from its genesis in open-source ...

Sharing Economy and the Impact of Collaborative Consumption

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Author : de Luna, Iviane Ramos,Fitó-Bertran, Àngels,Lladós-Masllorens, Josep,Liébana-Cabanillas, Francisco
Publisher : IGI Global
Genre : Business & Economics
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The introduction of new technology and technological services worldwide has ushered in a new wave of peer-to-peer and access-driven companies that are disrupting the most established business categories. The emergence of these new business models has upset the flow in contemporary society and transformed people's behavior towards sharing-based economies. Companies ...

The Rise of the Sharing Economy  Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Collaborative Consumption

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Author : Pia A. Albinsson,B. Yasanthi Perera
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Genre : Business & Economics
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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 ...

Knowledge Management in the Sharing Economy

Knowledge Management in the Sharing Economy

Author : Elena-Mădălina Vătămănescu,Florina Magdalena Pînzaru
Publisher : Springer
Genre : Business & Economics
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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 ...