Sharing economy – a sustainable economic ecosystem
The Sharing Economy is a socio-economic ecosystem built around the sharing of human, physical and intellectual resources.
It includes the shared creation, production, distribution, trade and consumption of goods and services by different people and organisations.
Whilst the Sharing Economy is currently in its infancy, known most notably as a series of services and start-ups which enable P2P exchanges through technology, this is only the beginning: in its entirety and potential it is a new and alternative socio-economic system which embeds sharing and collaboration at its heart – across all aspects of social and economic life.
The ‘Sharing’ in the Sharing Economy refers to the use and access of shared physical or human resources or assets, rather than the fact that there is no monetary exchange. A Sharing Economy enables different forms of value exchange and is a hybrid economy.
This information comes from the website of The People Who Share.
Read about the Sharing Economy in Wikipedia.
A conference about the Sharing Economy Sharing Economy Conference.
“Shareconomy” is going to be a documentary film about the rise of the “sharing economy”. The film will examine the benefits and drawbacks of the sharing economy movement.
Innovation Status: In practice today