This course is part of the Business Futures program, which will enable you to gain insights into three emerging trends that are disrupting traditional business practices.
About the course
The sharing economy is a 21st Century phenomenon that has shaken the status quo in accommodation, transport, personal services, media, and entertainment sectors. This course provides an introduction to the sharing economy and examines its impact on economies, businesses, and consumers. The growth of the sharing economy in many industry sectors highlights the challenges and opportunities while providing a range of options to provide innovative consumer experiences.
Trace the history of the sharing economy
The course begins by examining the emergence of the sharing economy by focusing on how and why it has grown so rapidly and its effect on established business models, and on the consumer experience. You will also learn from various entrepreneurs and early adopters who have taken a shot at creating value in a shared marketplace.
Explore the present-day sharing economy
We will investigate and evaluate the sharing economy by examining its drivers, the challenges and opportunities it presents and the implications for business.
Your part in the sharing economy
Whether you want to improve your own prospects, help your business capitalize on the sharing economy or simply be versed in the sharing economy, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to explore this business and economic disruptor.
What will you achieve?
- Discuss the concept of a sharing economy
- Analyse the various types of sharing economy and approaches to them
- Outline how the sharing economy impacts existing business practices and shapes consumption trends
- Assess some of the regulatory and economic implications of the sharing economy
- Identify criticisms of the sharing economy
- Investigate and sketch out what the future holds for the sharing economy
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at professionals and students in disciplines of operations, finance, marketing, or human resources, who wish to learn more about the sharing economy.
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Last updated November 24, 2017