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Peer-to-peer access

Peer-to-peer access concerns those brands which provide the platform for consumers to rent goods and services to other consumers. Brands like eBay that provide the platform for consumers to sell …

Implications: shared working space

Starting a new business is difficult, even if it is an online business like most businesses in the sharing economy. Coworking spaces, an emerging trend in the sharing economy, are …

Wrap up

On behalf of RMIT University, Samuelson Appau concludes Business Futures: the Sharing Economy. We hope you have enjoyed the course, and are now able to take away some valuable knowledge, …

Briella Brown (entrepreneur)

Starting a business in the sharing economy is rewarding but also has its challenges. New businesses in the sharing economy are often started by millennials, who despite their comfort in …

Towards the idea of a sharing economy

What drives people to get involved in the sharing economy? Why would someone decide to take an Uber instead of drive their own car or rent a traditional taxi? In …

Collaborative consumer networks

Not all exchanges in the sharing economy require monetary payment in order to access goods and services. Collaborative networks are autonomous groups of consumers that collaborate to create, circulate and …

The sharing economy experience

Everyday, ordinary people access goods and services through the sharing economy, and the experiences they have differ from person to person. Although many people use the sharing economy, very few …

Introduction

Welcome to the Sharing Economy. This is one of three courses that is part of RMIT University’s Business Futures Program. This course introduces you to the concept of the sharing …