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Tomorrow 3.0: transaction costs and the sharing economy

By: Munger, Michael C.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2018Description: xvi, 173p. With index.ISBN: 9781108447348.Subject(s): Transaction costs | Cooperation | LaborDDC classification: 338.51 Summary: With the growing popularity of apps such as Uber and Airbnb, there has been a keen interest in the rise of the sharing economy. Michael C. Munger brings these new trends in the economy down to earth by focusing on their relation to the fundamental economic concept of transaction costs. In doing so Munger brings a fresh perspective on the 'sharing economy' in clear and engaging writing that is accessible to both general and specialist readers. He shows how, for the first time, entrepreneurs can sell reductions in transaction costs, rather than reductions in the costs of the products themselves. He predicts that smartphones will be used to commodify excess capacity, and reaches the controversial conclusion that a basic income will be required as a consequence of this new 'transaction costs revolution'. https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/management/entrepreneurship-and-innovation/tomorrow-30-transaction-costs-and-sharing-economy?format=PB
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Table of Contents

1. The world of tomorrow 3.0
2. Division of labor, destruction, and revolution
3. The middleman-sharing economy
4. The answer is 'transaction costs' – Uber sells triangulation, transfer, and trust
5. Jobs, work, and adaptation
6. The day after tomorrow.

With the growing popularity of apps such as Uber and Airbnb, there has been a keen interest in the rise of the sharing economy. Michael C. Munger brings these new trends in the economy down to earth by focusing on their relation to the fundamental economic concept of transaction costs. In doing so Munger brings a fresh perspective on the 'sharing economy' in clear and engaging writing that is accessible to both general and specialist readers. He shows how, for the first time, entrepreneurs can sell reductions in transaction costs, rather than reductions in the costs of the products themselves. He predicts that smartphones will be used to commodify excess capacity, and reaches the controversial conclusion that a basic income will be required as a consequence of this new 'transaction costs revolution'.

https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/management/entrepreneurship-and-innovation/tomorrow-30-transaction-costs-and-sharing-economy?format=PB

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