The World Economic Forum has published a video of Yochai Benkler, Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, in which he talks about the sharing economy, who it benefits, and its pending re-organisation of the entire services sector.
It’s well worth a watch if the sharing economy is on your radar, or even if you’re thinking about giving it a shot. The video gives some great insight into how the sharing economy is re-modelling the boundaries of ‘the firm’ and its employees.
He describes the sharing model as an ‘on-demand economy’ and one that gives ever-finer divisions of labour, and makes mention of collaboration efforts such as Wikipedia, where users are free to edit, verify and add facts to its ever-expanding encyclopaedia of information.
You can watch the video below. Let us know what you think in the comments. We’d love to hear your thoughts:
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Author Lex Barber