Collaborative and Sharing Economy

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The Collaborative and Sharing Economy opens up new ways for collaborating and sharing resources, resulting in new and often disruptive business models

The Collaborative and Sharing Economy opens up new ways for collaborating and sharing resources, resulting in new and often disruptive business models

Definition

  • Internet-enabled, crowd-sourced pooling or sharing of physical, human, financial, intellectual property and other resources to achieve specific goals

Outlook

  • Expanded proliferation of disruptive sharing services and platforms across industries
  • Committed consumers participating in resource-sharing platform in areas such as funding, design and education
  • Increased reliance on on-demand sharing platforms like freelance markets for variable employment
  • Continued regulatory resistance seeking to slow Sharing Economy models and protect incumbent businesses

Implications

  • Driving preference among consumers and business for access rather than ownership
  • Providing alternatives to investing in acquisition of resources
  • Allowing companies to leverage freelancers and small businesses as on-demand resources
  • Enabling companies to become more agile and flexible, focusing on most critical activities
How might resource-sharing platforms transform how you access human talent, product design or financial capital, or enable competing models that disrupt your business?
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