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Articles from the category: Innovation & Work

You can see an empty platform and tracks leading around the corner, pointing the way to the future.

Drilling down on diversity in the European platform economy

The Platform Alternatives research team looks back on two years of research into the European platform economy and tells which insights have surprised them the most so far.

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Four key ideas for a sustainable platform economy in Europe

The Platform Alternatives project spoke to various highly experienced stakeholders. In this article we want to share four ideas on sustainability and fairness for platform companies.

Shaping the Airbnb Experience: How platform executives manage their service providers

Have you ever noticed that Airbnb stays tend to resemble each other quite a bit, regardless of whether you are staying in, say, London or Lisbon? If so, this is no coincidence. In this blog post, Dr. Georg von Richthofen describes the strategies and tactics which platforms such as Airbnb use to manage service providers in the sharing economy and create distinctive customer experiences.

Germany: Hidden Champion of Online Platform Work?

Online freelancing is booming, not only in Germany. A new research hub at the University of Oxford shows how relevant the online gig-economy has become.

“Just start, because the timing is always wrong”

Artificial intelligence (AI) is only something for large corporations? The public perception often assumes this. But small and medium-sized enterprises can also benefit from AI.

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How can European Platform Entrepreneurship succeed?

Tina Krell had the opportunity to interview Aleksandar Orlić from Randevu.tech. Together they talked about platform entrepreneurship in Europe and the opportunities as well as challenges of the future.