Disrupting the disruptors : Co-operative Business Models for Sustainable Platform Enterprises
Hello ... Canada.coop having an event in September ...Is anybody here participating ?
Join us in Toronto on September 8-9-10, 2017 to find out how co-operative business models can be used to build a better digital economy.
What can digital entrepreneurs, freelancers, students, policy-makers, community leaders and activists expect at
Disrupting the Disrupters? Inspiration! Learning! Collaboration!
Quite simply, we need better, more sustainable business models. The promise of the sharing economy, powered by peer-to-peer connections on digital platforms, has not delivered. The results of economic disruption by a few monopolies are now clear: platform-driven precarious employment, accelerating disparities, dissolution of labour standards, undermining of regulatory safeguards, and the monetization of private data.
The co-operative enterprise model – joint ownership by stakeholders (employees, and/or customers, and/or communities) – can address two fundamental problems.
Co-op enterprises can disrupt and eventually stop the uberisation of wo