Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/191560
Editors: 
McKee, Derek
Makela, Finn
Scassa, Teresa
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Law, Technology and Media
Abstract: 
The rapid expansion of sharing economy platforms has generated enormous controversy. Law and the "Sharing Economy" closely examines the challenges that arise from this phenomenon with regard to labour, market, technology and regulation through a legal and interdisciplinary lens. The controversy stems partially from the economic impact - most acutely in certain sectors such as Uber vs taxi drivers and Airbnb vs hotels - and partially from other related consequences such as a trend toward precarious work or an impact on real estate speculation. While governments in some jurisdictions have attempted to rein in the platforms, technology has enabled such companies to bypass conventional regulatory categories, generating accusations of "unfair competition" as well as debates about the merits of existing regulatory regimes.
Subjects: 
Sharing economy
Platform economy
Regulation
Labour law
Technology law
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-0-7766-2752-6
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Document Type: 
Book
Document Version: 
Published Version
Social Media Mentions:

Files in This Item:
File
Size





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.