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Disruptive Technology and Digital Transformation for Business and Government
The network, marketplace or any other digitally enabled mechanism used to facilitate an exchange between peers.
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Share or Lose: A Radical Challenge for the Traditional Economy
Kamil Yagci (Tourism Faculty, Pamukkale University, Turkey), Mahmut Efendi (Adnan Menderes University, Turkey), and Sureyya Akçay (Gazi University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8583-2.ch014
In addition to the development of social technology and the widespread use of the internet, the fact that people are getting used to sharing their goods and services has made the concept of sharing economy a popular issue. Sharing economy is “a potential new way for sustainability,” and it is noted that it would disrupt the unsustainable hyper-consumption practices directing capitalist economies. In this regard, the importance of sharing economy becomes prominent. In this study, first of all, basic information was given about sharing economy and then the concepts about how it made progress were introduced. In the next step, the definitions of sharing economy were given, the importance of sharing was mentioned, and then the products used in sharing economy were mentioned. In the following stage, the benefits of sharing economy to nature were addressed, and the weaknesses and dark sides of sharing economy were revealed. Finally, the impact of the sharing economy on the service sector was emphasized, and opinions were presented for future research on this subject.
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Platform Governance: Dimensions, Mechanisms, and Tools
These are business environments that inter-connect different players including but not limited to service providers, financiers, customers, management, employees, government, and the community and derive benefits from others participating in the platform.
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Profiling Information and Communication Technologies: Guiding the Channel Choices of Technology Leaders
Software bundles that support a variety of course (e.g., grades) and teaching (e.g., power point slides) related functions.
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Platforms and Female Entrepreneurship in Africa: Case Studies From Nigeria
A platform is an innovative business model whose overarching purpose is to consummate matches among users and facilitate the exchange of goods, services, or social currency, thereby enabling value creation for all participants.
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Strategic Decision Making: The Innovation and Implementation of a New Sourcing Solution
A collection of assets comprising of components, processes, knowledge, people, and networks, utilizing which a stream of derivative products or services can be created.
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An Overview on the Use of Serious Games in the Military Industry and Health
Platforms used by companies involved in the development of serious games.
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Expanding Potential for Written Engagement With the Visual and Textual
The sites or spaces, usually supported by companies, in which audiences can engaged in a virtual and largely open-ended manner.
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