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21.01.2020 | 16:00 - 18:00 | Geographisches Kolloquium

Wann 21.01.2020 von 16:00 bis 18:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100) iCal
Wo Rudower Chaussee 26 | ESZ | Raum 0'311
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Geographisches Kolloquium am Geographischen Institut

 

Prof. Dr. Koen Frenken
(Universität Utrecht)

The Rise of the Platform Economy: An Institutional Perspective

 


 

Liebe Kollegen, liebe Studierende,

zum Geographischen Kolloquium und Berlin Economic Lecture in Einem möchten wir Sie alle herzlich einladen:

Prof. Dr. Koen Frenken (Utrecht University): The Rise of the Platform Economy: An Institutional Perspective


Dienstag, 21.01.2020
16 Uhr c.t.
Raum 0'311
Erwin Schrödinger-Zentrum
Rudower Chaussee 26

 

Abstract:

The advent of online platforms during the past two decades has changed the organization of the economy and sparked political debate about regulation within Europe and beyond. Our academic understanding of online platforms, however, is still underdeveloped. One emerging academic perspective is to consider platforms as a new institutional form that combines the institutional logics of the market and the corporation in a radically new way, while largely by-passing the logic of the state.

Platforms, however, contradict existing regulations, which explains why online platforms – particularly in “social media”(Facebook), “sharing economy” (Airbnb) and “gig economy” (Deliveroo) are contested. Insight in institutional tensions also help to explain some of the recent changes in how platforms operate and adaptations they make regarding their business model and stakeholder management. Finally, using an institutional-logics framework, I will sketch four possible scenarios that may resolve the current contractions and may render gig work platforms more legitimate.

Wir freuen uns auf zahlreiches Erscheinen und eine lebhafte Diskussion.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen,
Mattias Romberg für die Wirtschaftsgeographie