Sharing Economy & Platform Cooperativism
This paper explains the basic concept of the sharing economy. In a second step this elaborated concept get adapted to Uber and Airbnb and outlines their role in the sharing economy. The paper closes off by clarifying the concept of platform cooperativism and how the shared economy should be managed unto a next level to evolve from a shared economy to a more social model, which profits not only the platforms, but rather society itself, by implementing the basic model of platform cooperativism. This paper only covers the following three core aspects; “Job creation”, “wealth creation and society” as well as “illegality and moral standards”. Limited by the length of this paper, these three aspects could unfortunately not be covered in full detail.