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Introduction

  • Marco Inglese
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Abstract

The collaborative economy is a new triangular business model enabling the exchange of services and the common usage of goods among users registered on an online platform. These activities can be carried out for free or for a fee, either by natural persons or by professionals. This phenomenon, also referred to as the sharing economy, the gig economy, the platform economy, the peer-to-peer economy and even the ‘Uberized’ economy, is radically modifying trade patterns and consumption habits.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Inglese
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  1. 1.Department of Law, Politics and International StudiesUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly

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