An economic model, where commonly available technologies enable people to get what they need from each other.
This market model is enabled by three forces that are converging now:
The benefits of the Sharing Economy are lower costs, less waste and the creation of global communities with neighborly values. But all this can only be realized if the sharing platforms are safe. Here because the ingredients to make these services work are
As a new model, the Sharing Economy issue is discussing by several experts and by media. Through the digital methods, we mapped the emerging debate in the magma of the web.
Watching at graphs on the top, we can see that after 2013 the vocabulary change a lot and fast and in 2014 emerged a new word:
Especially in the world of the news, in 2015 the San Francisco company has catalyzed the attention and influenced the rest of the world.
Uber, which launched its service in 2009, had already raised more than $6 billion from 49 investors, almost like 262 smaller sharing companies.
The economic growth of Uber had a disruptive impact on the existing institutions and on the society. Recently, Uber has been the subject of ongoing protests and legal action from
taxi drivers and governments around the world. The pictures below bacame the symbols of these protests because of their spread in the web and they influenced the perception of Uber.
But Uber is only the trailblazer of the Sharing Economy and its issues regard the acceptance of whole this model, that is creating new opportunities both for consumers and businesses and
Some institutions, like the European Commission, are seeking to quell conflicts against the Sharing companies, such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Airbnb Inc., with the aim of boosting growth of this economy in the 28 nation bloc.
The Sharing Economy is
From its born to 2008, the Sharing Economy had a constant increasing. After that year the companies had a boost, reaching a maximum peak in 2014 with 253 companies.
So Uber and Airbnb are not the only Sharing companies, there is an entire world of startups that involves all the industry sectors and meets all your needs.
Discover the hundreds of sharing companies and find out the service that fits your specific needs. If don’t find it, you probably have discovered the next successful idea to be crowdfunded!