Sharing in the Success of the Digital Economy by Robert D. Atkinson download in pdf, ePub, iPad
With this, they can create better experiences for the customers. But we need to see past the hype to determine whether these companies are competing fairly or merely avoiding regulations which are not fit for the digital age.
Tools that help people trust in the kindness of strangers might be pushing hesitant sharing-economy participants over the threshold to adoption. The people behind the platform, the suppliers or sellers, and the consumers or buyers. Instacart manages to keep its cost low as it does not require any infrastructure to store goods. However, this concept is only hiding the fact that such employment is only a new face for contractual work and temporary employment that doesn't provide the necessary safeguards for modern living. But as the boundaries between the personal and commercial blur, these radical innovations can also undermine hard-fought consumer and employee protections.
Freelance work entails better opportunity for employment, as well as more flexibility for workers, as people have the ability to pick and choose the time and place of their work. Other situations such as commuting via public transportation are not ideal for a person who carries a lot of stuff as going in and out of a train station is such a struggle. However, if they are employees, they are granted access to benefits and pay is generally higher. Businesses that focus on building community become less restricting and more flexible.
This group of people has the ability to influence not only politics and society but also the economic power currently, and for the upcoming years. However, many of these users express some level of reservation about doing so. If you really want to work your idea on this model, you have to know your target market well. Others promote the commercialized sharing of products or expertise, while still others seek to connect communities of interest and solve problems using open, collaborative platforms. Governments and the market need to share responsibility for developing a new social safety net.
In addition, these users are twice as likely to have had a bad experience using home-sharing compared with other users. The potlatch has been paved over, and replaced with a digital shopping mall. Take the world-known accommodation platform Airbnb. These solutions are paired with instant gratification as customers now expect almost everything literally at their fingertips.