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Legal Implications of the Platform Economy

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Administration AD.0.11412.03.2018, 09:00 - 13.03.2018, 13:00

Type Seminar / workshop
SpeakerUniv.Prof. Ing. Dr. Clemens Appl, LL.M. (Danube-University Krems), Mag. Dr. Barbara Hartl (WU Vienna, Competence Center for Empirical Research Methods / JKU Johannes Kepler University Linz), Mag. Dr. Eva Hofmann (WU Vienna, WU Vienna, Competence Center fo
Organizer Abteilung für Informations- und Immaterialgüterrecht (MMag. Philipp Homar)

WU Re­search Group Meet­ing

Di­gital plat­forms such as You­Tube, Face­book, Amazon, Airbnb and Uber are driv­ing factors of eco­nomic, tech­nical and so­cial devel­op­ment. By cre­at­ing a net­work between in­di­vidu­als and re­sources, they mul­tiply the possib­il­it­ies of ex­chan­ging goods and ser­vices, pave the way for new (often hy­brid) con­stel­la­tions between pro­viders and users and open up new mar­kets. At the same time, their dis­rupt­ive busi­ness mod­els dis­place es­tab­lished in­sti­tu­tions and in­ter­me­di­ar­ies, so that mar­ket struc­tures and value chains are pro­foundly changed. There­fore, di­gital plat­forms pose di­verse chal­lenges to our eco­nomic, so­cial and legal sys­tems.Against this back­ground, the WU Re­search Group Meet­ing "Legal Im­plic­a­tions of the Plat­form Economy" is ded­ic­ated to ana­lys­ing and dis­cuss­ing the legal chal­lenges of the ad­van­cing Plat­form Economy.

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Agenda of the WU Research Group Meeting
Agenda of the WU Research Group Meeting

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