Legal Rules for Platform Cooperativism
* Article: The Rules of the Game of Platform Cooperativism. By Guido Smorto. CCCB Lab, 07 FEBRUARY 2017
"Legal regulations play a crucial role in the capacity to successfully design and implement cooperative platforms."
"Platform cooperativism is the shared property and governance alternative that seeks to confront the emerging platform economy developed by multi-million dollar companies like Uber, Airbnb or BlaBlacar. An ecosystem where collaboration between peers ceases to be a source of exploitation and profit for big corporations requires changes in the organizational structures of companies. Thus, the European Union is called upon to legislate and regulate a market that exploits its citizens and leaves them unprotected. Beyond self-governance proposals and innovative organizational tools, we need to think of rules that facilitate the adoption of justice and efficiency principles. The debate remains open: how will the balance tip for future companies?" (http://lab.cccb.org/en/rules-game-platform-cooperativism/)