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Platform Co-operatives – solving the Capital Conundrum

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Published
26th February 2020
Last updated
20th November 2020
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Platform co-operatives – solving the digital conundrum
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Published in February 2019, this report outlines the conditions necessary for platform co‑operatives to become viable alternatives to Big Tech corporations.

Research released by Co‑operatives UK and Nesta in January 2019 outlines the conditions necessary for platform co‑operatives to become viable alternatives to the Big Tech corporations that monopolise the market, such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, Uber and Airbnb.

A platform co‑op is a digital platform that is designed to provide a service or sell a product – that is collectively owned and governed by the people who depend on and participate in it.

The research has seen groups of experts and pioneering practitioners exploring the potential for co‑operatively owned and operated platforms to create a fairer alternative and provide long-term social and economic benefits.

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