Power in the Sharing Economy

EU H2020 Research Project Ps2Share: Participation, Privacy, and Power in the Sharing Economy, 2017

47 Pages Posted: 2 May 2017

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Gemma Newlands

BI Norwegian Business School; University of Amsterdam

Christoph Lutz

BI Norwegian Business School

Christian Fieseler

BI Norwegian Business School; Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Date Written: April 30, 2017

Abstract

This paper gives an in-depth overview of the topic of power in the sharing economy. It forms one part of a European Union Horizon 2020 Research Project on the sharing economy: "Ps2Share: Participation, Privacy, and Power in the Sharing Economy". We aim to foster better awareness of the consequences which the sharing economy has on the way people behave, think, interact, and socialize across Europe. Our overarching objective is to identify key challenges of the sharing economy and improve Europe's digital services through providing recommendations to Europe's institutions. The initial stage of this research project involves a set of three literature reviews of the state of research on three core topics in relation to the sharing economy: participation (1), privacy (2), and power (3). This piece is a literature review on the topic of power. It addresses three core topics related to power: voice and feedback mechanisms, algorithms, and regulation.

Keywords: Sharing Economy, Power, Regulation, Algorithms, Voice, Bargaining Power, Policy, Uber, Airbnb, Information Asymmetry, Peer-to-Peer

Suggested Citation

Newlands, Gemma and Lutz, Christoph and Fieseler, Christian, Power in the Sharing Economy (April 30, 2017). EU H2020 Research Project Ps2Share: Participation, Privacy, and Power in the Sharing Economy, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2960938

Gemma Newlands (Contact Author)

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Christoph Lutz

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Christian Fieseler

BI Norwegian Business School ( email )

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Norway

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Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society ( email )

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