From a sharing economy to a platform economy: public values in shared mobility and gig work in the Netherlands

Martijn de Waal, Martijn Artes

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the sharing economy in the Netherlands, focussing on shared mobility and gig work platforms. The Netherlands has been known as one of the pioneers in the sharing economy. Local initiatives emerged at the beginning of the 2010s. International players such as Uber, UberPop, and Airbnb followed soon after. Initially, the sharing economy was greeted with a sense of optimism, as it was thought to contribute to social cohesion and sustainability. Over the last few years, the debate has shifted to the question of how public values can be safeguarded or stimulated. In this regard, shared mobility is hoped to contribute to more sustainable transport. In the gig economy, scholars and labour representatives fear a further flexibilisation of labour; others see opportunities for economic growth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe sharing economy in Europe
Subtitle of host publicationdevelopments, practices, and contradictions
EditorsVida Česnuitytė, Andrzej Klimczuk, Cristina Miguel, Gabriela Avram
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter11
Pages241-261
ISBN (Electronic) 9783030868970
ISBN (Print)9783030868963
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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