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The Resource The sharing economy : the end of employment and the rise of crowd-based capitalism, Arun Sundararajan

The sharing economy : the end of employment and the rise of crowd-based capitalism, Arun Sundararajan

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The sharing economy : the end of employment and the rise of crowd-based capitalism
Title
The sharing economy
Title remainder
the end of employment and the rise of crowd-based capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Arun Sundararajan
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Language
eng
Summary
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.--
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Sundararajan, Arun
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Economic geography
  • Space in economics
  • Capitalism
  • Business networks
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The sharing economy : the end of employment and the rise of crowd-based capitalism, Arun Sundararajan
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-227) and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Cause -- The sharing economy, market economies and gift economies -- Laying the tracks : digital and socioeconomical foundations -- Platforms : under the hood -- Blockchain economies : the crowd as the market maker -- Effect -- The economic impacts of crowd-based capitalism -- The shifting landscape of regulation and consumer protection -- The future of work : challenges and controversies -- The future of work : what needs to be done -- Concluding thoughts -- Notes -- Index
Control code
FIEb17813165
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 240 pages
Isbn
9780262034579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)933218962
Label
The sharing economy : the end of employment and the rise of crowd-based capitalism, Arun Sundararajan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Cause -- The sharing economy, market economies and gift economies -- Laying the tracks : digital and socioeconomical foundations -- Platforms : under the hood -- Blockchain economies : the crowd as the market maker -- Effect -- The economic impacts of crowd-based capitalism -- The shifting landscape of regulation and consumer protection -- The future of work : challenges and controversies -- The future of work : what needs to be done -- Concluding thoughts -- Notes -- Index
Control code
FIEb17813165
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 240 pages
Isbn
9780262034579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)933218962

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