Workshop: Assessing the Impact of Collaborative Economy Initiatives Using the Theory of Change
On 12 April 2019, LUMSA University hosted this second workshop in Rome.
The aim of the workshop was twofold: to develop a methodology to assess the impact of sharing platform using the theory of change (ToC) and to share working development papers on the general topic “impact in the sharing economy”.
In order to accomplish these objectives, the workshop was organized in three parts with the following themes:
1. Keynote speech
In the first part, the keynote speaker David Murillo gave a speech on “The politics of sharing economy”, and debates about the areas of impact of sharing economy on markets, governments, workers, consumers, and the environment to set future research lines.
Here you can find the link to David Murillo's paper.
2. Working groups on ToC
Then, during the working group sessions, practitioners, participants and facilitators worked on the deployment of the ToC in the following industries: food, mobility, and accommodation.
Below, you will find a list of practitioners involved in the workgroups:
- Paolo Rellini - Founder Regusto (https://regusto.eu/)
- Francesco Giberti - Founder My Foody (myfoody.it)
- Marco Livia - Responsabile Terzo Settore Cooperazione Impresa Sociale - ACLI
- Silvio Cavallo - Marketing Manager - Getmycar (https://getmycar.com/it/)
- Fabio Nussio - RP Manager - Municipality - Roma Servizi per la Mobilità
- Stefano Pera - Chairman & co-founder at Italian Global Solution
3. Paper Presentations
The following papers were presented by the participants:
- Strategies for Management of Platform Ecosystems. Platform Capitalism vs. Platform Cooperativism, Authors: Jovana Karanovic, Hans Berends, Yuval Engel (University of Amsterdam)
- Employment Precariousness within the Platform Economy, Author: Filip Majetić (Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb)
- Circularity Brokers: Digital Platform Organizations and Waste Recovery in Food Supply Chain, Author: Francesca Ciulli (University of Amsterdam Business School)
- Identifying food insecurity via food sharing networks and Machine Learning , Authors: John Harvey, James Goulding, Georgiana Nica-Avram (University of Nottingham)
- Business model and social impact in parcel delivery service: sharing economy – JADEZABIORE.PL case, Author: Agnieszka Lukasiewicz (Road and Bridge Research Institute, Poland)
- Impact of Ridesharing on Road Traffic Safety: Evidence from Estonian Vehicle Accident Statistics, Author: Arto Lanamäki (University of Oulu, Finland), Kuldar Taveter (Taltech, Estonia)
- Grassroots Initiatives for Sustainability Transitions: Community-wide Impacts and Economic Functioning, Author: Venere Sanna (University of Rome La Sapienza)
- LABattoir – Art for Social Change, Authors: Rainer Rosegger, Prof. Max Spielmann, Kati Kalliope, SCAN – Agentur für Markt
- Sharing mobility: the case of Madrid, Author: María del Mar Alonso Almeida, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Finally, the organizers drew some conclusions and informed about the agenda of the next meetings.
A detailed documentation of the workshop activities will be made available soon.
Laura Michelini is Associate Professor in Management at LUMSA University of Rome, where she teaches Management and Social Entrepreneurship. She was visiting professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at ISCEM, Instituto Superior de Comunicação Empresarial, in Lisbon. Her main research interests involve: social and inclusive innovation management, social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility, sharing economy. On these topics she has authored and co-authored over 40 national and international publications. She was member of the Steering Committee in the ERASMUS+ project “European Incubator for Business Ideas” (2015-2017)
Cecilia Grieco is Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Sciences, LUMSA University of Rome. Her research interests include Social impact assessment, Business models innovation and sharing economy. She teaches Web marketing and Event management in LUMSA and Business models innovation at Tor Vergata University of Rome. She is also a Markstrat instructor, holding Markstrat simulation courses in several universities in Rome
Working Group 3 co-leaders
Gaia Mosconi is a PhD student in CSCW (Computer Supporter Cooperative Work) at the University of Siegen. She received a I level Master in Sociology and a II level Master in “Smart Community Design and Management” at the University of Trento. She applies sociological research methods (mainly Qualitative Research, Action-Research) to the study and development of Information Systems. Her research interests range from civic engagement to research collaboration and data infrastructures. Currently she is investigating how collaborative research data practices and infrastructures are changing under the auspices of the Open Science agenda.
Christian Frankel is Associate Professor at Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School. His work focuses on markets and organizations, and how they become objects of knowledge by practitioners as well as by social science inquiry. He is currently engaged in a research project on markets for collective concerns with a particular view to markets designed to alleviate climate problems.