The gig economy is driving a resurgence in co-operatives.
Business Briefing: we’re overusing and underestimating ‘disruption’
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Disruption might be a buzz word at the moment but it shouldn't be ignored. It may be impossible to predict but businesses can have stakes in creating it.
If the sharing economy is here to stay, planners and designers must respond with imagination to spread the positive effects of the tourism economy for the benefit of residents as well as tourists.
New York, Berlin and Paris have all suffered some ill effects from online rental platforms – without proper regulations, Rio could follow.
Governments too often hinder change, when instead they should aim to foster an organic innovation ecosystem. This is more about bottom-up innovation than top-down schemas.
Noisy tourists are putting a strain on Berlin's rental market.
The generation of designers broke out of their studios and took the business world by storm. Their skills could also be turned to bigger world problems.
Financial services are being digitally disrupted, but the idea of a financial "sharing" economy replacing traditional banking ignores reality.
As online marketplaces mature, a raft of new service-based companies are popping up around them.
Moves to legalise Uber and Airbnb are paving the way for better protection of all parties involved.
There are few markets that have easier entry and exit than those in the sharing economy.
The tax law established pre-internet is failing to keep up with the digital economy.
The term 'post-tourist' is commonly used to refer to a new breed of travellers, those who eschew common 'hotspots', immersing themselves in "local culture" for an extended period of time. And yet ...
Has Airbnb burst the "Disneyland" bubble that has enveloped our historical centres, governing their image and operations for export?
Labor's sharing economy guidelines should help make for a more nuanced debate about the collaborative economy.
Two visions of the 'new economy', one based on environmental and social justice values, the other on disruptive technologies, are coming together to challenge the status quo.
The most radical reinvention of work since the rise of industrialization is upon us, as more of us drift toward app-enabled self-employment.
Democratising the sharing economy might reduce profits but it would probably benefit people and the environment more.
As our ever-increasing use of services like Uber, Lyft and AirBnB show, it's safe to trust other Americans. Time for hitchhking to make a comeback.
Some theorists suggest that such platforms are making our world more efficient by natural selection. The reality is a little more complicated.