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THE COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY & BLOCKCHAIN MEETUP
This meetup was a hit for anyone interested in Blockchain technology. 125 people enrolled to the meetup - showing a huge interest in new technologies and how they are connected to the collaborative economy. That's why we're organising another meetup in June on the Internet of Things and the collaborative economy. Bringing together several experts in the field, as well as building a choc-chain, shareNL was able to introduce Amsterdam start-ups and other players to the Blockchain technology and facilitate dialogue around the future of this amazing technology. Can the Blockchain reshape the the world for people and organisations? Read the full review here!
THE FUTURE OF WORK AND TIME
Digital technologies have not only made us faster and stronger, but they’ve increased our productivity as a species. Check out this article from shareNL co-founder, Pieter van de Glind, to understand more about the data behind how digital technologies are changing our work lives.
WHY TOURISTS CHOOSE AIRBNB
Why do travelers choose Airbnb instead of hotels? This paper investigates this exact question, and identifies 5 segments of users amongst Airbnb guests: Money savers, Home seekers, Collaborative consumers, Pragmatic novelty seekers, and interactive novelty seekers. Maybe you can fit yourself into a segment — read the full study here.
THE SHARING ECONOMY IN DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES
How can we utilize the sharing economy to improve the lives of those in disadvantaged communities? This paper delves into the results of a study to better understand how the sharing economy can affect finding temporary employment and sharing spare resources. If you want to learn more about the more recent digital-sharing economy in these communities, check out the study.
COLLABORATIVE PLATFORMS AND THE LABOR FORCE
The French Office of the Inspector General for Social Affairs looked into the services offered in the collaborative economy to evaluate the social challenges associated with these platforms. The report focuses on the labor force of these platforms, and their social protection and well-being. If you want to read more about the labor force in relation to collaborative economy platforms, check out the Executive Summary.
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WHAT CAN OUR YOUNGSTERS SHARE? shareNL opened up their doors to ambitious Lenka van Amerongen.  Our mission is to work with the whole playing field in the collaborative and sharing economy, and one of those players is the young generation. They are the future, and they should also be included and educated about what they can share. Thus, Lenka had one task and one task only - to understand the sharing economy, and communicate it to her peers - which she did through this awesome video. It's in Dutch, but hopefully, there will be more knowledge out there for the youngsters of our world soon!
SHARING IN ANTWERP'S CREATIVE & CULTURAL SECTOR
Last Friday Sam gave a crash course ‘Sharing Economy’ for digital strategists of Antwerp’s cultural and creative sector. (Her home town!) The presentation was followed by a workshop where the different groups developed their own sharing concept by implementing the sharing principles in their existing organisation, products and services. If you want to explore the possibilities for your organization, you can contact our shareNL expert team.
NEW FACES AT SHARENL
We were recently joined by the amazing Sarah and Giulia. They are both doing research at shareNL, but on very different topics. Giulia is focusing on the tourism industry (and of course from the point of view of the collaborative economy). It's an important field, and she will be an expert in the field after her internship! As a last year commercial economics, marketing and sales management student, Sarah is writing her final thesis with focus on sales and marketing. Oh, and both are recently new Amsterdammers - welcome to our home town!
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