Call for Papers - WI 2020: Platforms And The Sharing Economy

Manuel Trenz, in cooperation with Timm Teubner (TU Berlin) and Marc Adam (University of Newcastle), is offering a track on "Platforms and The Sharing Economy" as part of the International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatk (WI2020).

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • The sharing economy, collaborative consumption and the collaborative economy (e.g., sharing practices, innovative business models)
  • Crowdfunding (philanthropic, reward-based, peer-to-peer lending, equity-based)
  • Crowdsourcing (open-source, open innovation, commons-based peer production)
  • The economics of peer-to-peer marketplaces and platforms (e.g., platforms as two-sided markets, network effects)
  • The sociology of peer-to-peer marketplaces and platforms (e.g., interactions, social order, social behavior, deviant behavior, discrimination)
  • The influence of platform-, crowd-, and sharing-based models on innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Digital labor markets, peer-to-peer work arrangements, and their effects on the workforce
  • Trust, reputation, and rating/review systems on digital platforms (e.g., outcomes, cues and design elements, fake and hired reviews)
  • Implications, opportunities, and risks of algorithmic rankings and choice in the platform and sharing economy (e.g. fairness, concentration, manipulation)
  • Pricing mechanisms in peer-to-peer marketplaces and platforms
  • Policy challenges (e.g., consumer and labor protection, insurance and taxation, competitive and antitrust considerations)
  • Data governance, ethics, and regulatory issues related to platforms and the sharing economy (e.g., data privacy, data portability)
We are looking forward to your submissions.

Further information

General call for papers
Details and track description
Deadline for submissions: 16.08.2019