The Sharing Economy

The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism
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Product Number: Z100115799
Released: May 13, 2016
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ISBN: #9781515925088
Narrator/s: Vikas Adam
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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, 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 then considers how this new paradigm changes economic growth and the future of work.

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Author(s): Arun Sundararajan
Original Publish Date: May 13, 2016

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Author(s): Arun Sundararajan
Narrator(s): Vikas Adam
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Released: May 13, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515905080

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