Share Economy, “the more you share, the more you have”

Shareconomy  or Share Economy was a keynote theme at CEBIT 2013 in Hannover, GERMANY, the biggest technology exhibition in Europe. The term „Share Economy“ was coined by Martin Weitzman, the well-known economy and Professor of Economic at Harvard University. The basic idea of Weitzman theory described „The more we share our success with others, the more we profit ourselves.

Nowaday Share Economy become more popular and people willingness to share are increased. The vision of intelligence share model has become today reality. We share our property, cars, knowledge, ability, hobby, parking lot, garden etc. Obviously there will be more share economy model in the future, so don’t be surprise!. The economist put the Sharing Economy on the March cover e.g. „The rise of the sharing economyOn the internet, everything is for hire“, „All Eyes on the Sharing Economy“.

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Example of „Share Economy“ companies are

  • airbnb.com, an online marketplace allowing anyone from private residents to commercial properties to rent out their extra space. The companies have different business model and different offering
  • Zipcar.com, the world’s largest car sharing and car club service as an alternative to traditional car rental and car ownership
  • taskrabbit.com (is an online and mobile marketplace that allows users to outsource small jobs and tasks to others in their neighborhood) and many more

An interesting video explain about Sharing economy trend overview from Campbell Mithun

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