Collaborative platforms : towards the Commons

Article from the RIPESS Europe newsletter - January 2022

Laura Aufrère, January 2022

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Summary :

TAPAS There Are Platforms as AlternativeS research program aims to deepen the distinction between “platform companies” and so-called “collaborative” or “alternative” platforms. While the former are characterized by vertical governance and the appropriation of most of the value created by the platform manager, alternative platforms are organized in a more horizontal manner and distribute bundles of rights over the resources created, according to the logic of sharing the commons.

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