Tag: sharing economy

Another judicial defeat for Uber, again from the European Court of Justice.

Another judicial defeat for Uber, again from the European Court of Justice.

Following last December’s court ruling, which responded to a consultation by Spain, in which the European Court of Justice stated that the Uber platform was not an intermediary between customers and drivers, but a main provider of the service, a further judicial setback seems to further complicate the legal fit of the application in Europe, […]

The collaborative economy will grow by 2,000% in 10 years, a Spanish study says

The collaborative economy will grow by 2,000% in 10 years, a Spanish study says

This is the projection made by the study `Platforms of Collaborative Economics: A Global View’ of the Ostelea School of Tourism & Hospitality and written by the researchers Albert Beltran i Cangròs and María del Pilar Leal (IDITUR Institute). The study is available here. Among other conclusions, the study details that between 2013 and 2015, […]

What is the contribution of the collaborative economy to job creation?

What is the contribution of the collaborative economy to job creation?

One of the main issues regarding the social impact of digital platforms is their contribution in terms of employment generation and job opportunities. As we have already pointed out in previous posts, several studies, such as the EU report The Social Protection of Workers in the Platform Economy, establish an important inter-relationship between work on […]

Do collaborative economic platforms promote the connection between people?

Do collaborative economic platforms promote the connection between people?

  One of the most recurrent debates about collaborative economics platforms is the extent to which they allow for interaction between people or are equated with one more classic type of service. In this sense, the two main examples are meetings between people to share transport costs (in applications such as BlaBlaCar or Amovens) and […]

The situation of the platform economy in Spain: conflict between government and competition authorities regarding digital platforms for holiday accommodation, such as Airbnb or Homeaway.

The situation of the platform economy in Spain: conflict between government and competition authorities regarding digital platforms for holiday accommodation, such as Airbnb or Homeaway.

Following the previous post where the situation between the traditional sectors and the new digital platforms of Uber or Cabify type transport services was analyzed, this post will reflect on the situation of the digital platforms of tourist accommodation type Airbnb or HomeAway. In this sense, there are several regulations that regulate tourist dwellings: regional […]