Working group 1 : Collaborative Economy Practices and Communities
The objective of WG1 is to systematically analyse practices of digitally-mediated collaborative economies. In particular, the activities depicted will build on in-depth ethnographic studies of selected cases that provide insights on the practices involved and on the forms community aggregates around these practices.
We aim to produce an online repository of case studies, as well as initiating a directory of people involved in various aspects of the European collaborative economy. By bringing together different case studies conducted by the partners on practices in the context of the collaborative economy and comparing them to other related works from the domain, the WG aims at building a basis for developing a multi-faceted view on sharing and caring practices and develop a theoretical framework to interpret and classify the different cases. The goal is to provide a systematic and comprehensive theoretical perspective that aligns the collected findings and can serve as a taxonomy and guide for further research.
- T1.1 Coordinating online and face to face ethnographic research on selected case studies
- T1.2 Development of a socio-technical theoretical framework for the collaborative economy
- D1.1 Online repository of case studies and online directory of people
- D1.2 Peer-reviewed publication on the theoretical framework and taxonomy