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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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Subject
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"--Provided by publisher
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Sundararajan, Arun,
Dewey number
330
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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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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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The sharing economy, market economies, and gift economies -- 2. Laying the tracks: digital and socioeconomic foundations -- 3. Platforms: under the hood -- 4. Blockchain economies : the crowd as the market-maker -- 5. The economic impacts of crowd-based capitalism -- 6. The shifting landscape of regulation and consumer protection -- 7. The future of work: challenges and controversies -- 8. The future of work: what needs to be done -- 9. Concluding thoughts -- Notes -- Index
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ocn949878867
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262333405
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)949878867
Label
The sharing economy : the end of employment and the rise of crowd-based capitalism, Arun Sundararajan
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The sharing economy, market economies, and gift economies -- 2. Laying the tracks: digital and socioeconomic foundations -- 3. Platforms: under the hood -- 4. Blockchain economies : the crowd as the market-maker -- 5. The economic impacts of crowd-based capitalism -- 6. The shifting landscape of regulation and consumer protection -- 7. The future of work: challenges and controversies -- 8. The future of work: what needs to be done -- 9. Concluding thoughts -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn949878867
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262333405
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949878867

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