Sharing economy

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Sharing economy is a term for a way of distributing goods and services, a way that differs from the traditional model of corporations hiring employees and selling products to consumers.wikipedia
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Collaborative consumption

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It is also closely related to collaborative consumption in which an item is consumed by multiple people.
Collaborative consumption encompasses the sharing economy.

Circular economy

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The sharing economy is related to the circular economy, which aims to minimize waste and which includes co-operatives, co-creation, recycling, upcycling, re-distribution, and trading used goods.
Circular systems employ reuse, sharing, repair, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling to create a close-loop system, minimising the use of resource inputs and the creation of waste, pollution and carbon emissions.

Uber

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The article states that companies (such as Uber) that understand this, and whose marketing highlights the financial benefits to participants, are successful, while companies (such as Lyft) whose marketing highlights the social benefits of the service are less successful.
Uber has been so prominent in the sharing economy that the changes in industries as a result of it have been referred to as uberisation, and many startups have described their products as "Uber for X".

Social peer-to-peer processes

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The sharing economy is also known as the access economy, peer-to-peer (P2P) economy, gig economy, or collaborative economy,.
Yet more recently, in the last decade, peer-to-peer exchanges have become even more prevalent in the so-called "sharing economy", also termed an "access economy" or a "peer exchange economy."

Ridesharing company

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Ridesharing companies are examples of the sharing economy and shared mobility.

Online marketplace

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A common premise is that when information about goods is shared (typically via an online marketplace), the value of those goods may increase for the business, for individuals, for the community and for society in general. The collaborative consumption model is used in online marketplaces such as eBay as well as emerging sectors such as social lending, peer-to-peer accommodation, peer-to-peer travel experiences, peer-to-peer task assignments or travel advising, and carsharing or commuting-bus sharing.
Many sharing economy platforms are in fact peer to peer marketplaces.

Lyft

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The article states that companies (such as Uber) that understand this, and whose marketing highlights the financial benefits to participants, are successful, while companies (such as Lyft) whose marketing highlights the social benefits of the service are less successful.

Michel Bauwens

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Michael Bauwens notes that companies such as Uber aren't operating by a peer-to-peer structure, saying:

Click and Boat

Click and Boat (aka Click&Boat) is a company based in Paris that operates a boat rental platform, enabling private and professional boat owners to rent out their boats to holidaymakers and other sailing enthusiasts, based on the sharing economy model.

Susie Cagle

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Susie Cagle wrote that the benefits big sharing economy players might be making for themselves are "not exactly" trickling down, and that the sharing economy "doesn't build trust" because where it builds new connections, it often "replicates old patterns of privileged access for some, and denial for others".
She has reported on subjects including the experience of living in California's "wildfire country" and the effect of climate change on drought cycles, Drug Enforcement Administration raids of California medical marijuana facilities, the emergence of "sharing economy" start-up companies as a form of "disaster capitalism," and the Occupy Oakland portion of Occupy Wall Street.

Renting

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Renting can be an example of the sharing economy.

JustPark

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Also in 2015, The Business of Sharing by Alex Stephany, CEO of JustPark, was published by Palgrave Macmillan.
The business started as a platform to allow property owners to make money from their underused spaces by opening them up to drivers looking for parking (similar to other sharing economy services, such as Airbnb).

Independent contractor

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There is debate over the status of the workers within the sharing economy; whether they should be treated as independent contractors or employees of the companies.
Firms in the sharing economy such as Uber can gain substantial advantages via the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.

The Freecycle Network

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In some markets, the goods may be free, as on The Freecycle Network, Zwaggle, or Kashless.org.

Library of Things

These borrowing centers and library collections are all a part of the sharing economy.

Arun Sundararajan

Arun Sundararajan, a New York University economist who studies the sharing economy, told a congressional hearing that "this transition will have a positive impact on economic growth and welfare, by stimulating new consumption, by raising productivity, and by catalyzing individual innovation and entrepreneurship".

Carsharing

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The collaborative consumption model is used in online marketplaces such as eBay as well as emerging sectors such as social lending, peer-to-peer accommodation, peer-to-peer travel experiences, peer-to-peer task assignments or travel advising, and carsharing or commuting-bus sharing.

WiFi Master Key

It is a mobile application software that leverages on the sharing economy, cloud computing, and big data in an attempt to provide users with a safe and free Wi-Fi internet connection shared by Wi-Fi hosts around the world.

Peer-to-peer carsharing

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Peer-to-peer carsharing is a form of person-to-person lending or collaborative consumption, as part of the sharing economy.

Temporary work

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Some people believe the Great Recession led to the expansion of the shared economy because job losses enhanced the desire for temporary work, which is prevalent in the sharing economy.
Lawsuits have addressed some of the controversies about the status of temporary workers in the sharing economy.

Borrowing center

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Borrowing centers are part of the sharing economy, which was termed in 1984 by Harvard economist Martin Weitzman.

Local exchange trading system

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