Providing a colorful insight into the people at the forefront of the emergent Sharing Economy, a movement predicted to already be worth around $26B a year, this book gives vital advice to anyone thinking of starting or investing in a collaborative consumption business. The first of its kind, written by an author on the forefront of this new trend.
A collection of personal family letters written from great entrepreneurs to their family members about business, success and life. In Sharing Wisdom, Building Values we learn directly through their own words.
Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Tourism, grade: 65, , language: English, abstract: This paper shows how research could be done on the topic of Tourism in Edinburgh, Scotland. The focus here lies on the theory of research rather than the conduction of the research itself. Methodology, Methods and approaches to research were explored.
Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - General, grade: 1,0, Institut for Interpreter and Languages Munich (Hochschule für angewandte Sprachen), course: Business Economics, language: English, abstract: This paper will address the topic of trust in a sharing enterprise by first introducing the new economic force called sharing economy. The next two chapters will present the construct of trust on the basis of literature that deals with trust in a business context as well as trust in the sharing economy. Furthermore, a trust-building framework for online sharing services will be presented based on a recent study that was conducted, exclusively on the building process of Peer to Peer (P2P) trust. In the discussion section in Chapter 5 different approaches to the importance of trust for P2P marketplaces will be discussed. Subsequently, conclusions will be drawn based on the contents of the previous sections while there will be also made recommendations for the future. All over the world, people are renting rooms from strangers through Airbnb, outsourcing grocery trips to TaskRabbits, and getting across town with ride-sharing service BlaBlaCar. These people are participating in the sharing economy that has rapidly grown from a niche market to a mainstream social movement. Its continued growth thus the future success of sharing economy companies is contingent upon one crucial factor: trust. This term paper accordingly approaches the question: Can trust make or break a sharing enterprise?
All over the world, people are renting rooms from strangers through Airbnb, outsourcing grocery trips to TaskRabbits, and getting across town with ride-sharing service BlaBlaCar. These people are participating in the sharing economy that has rapidly grown from a niche market to a mainstream social movement. Its continued growth and, thus, the future success of sharing economy companies is contingent upon one crucial factor: trust. Accordingly , this term paper approaches the question: Can trust make or break a sharing enterprise? The paper will address this topic by introducing the new economic force called sharing economy at first. The next two chapters will present the construct of trust on the basis of literature that deals with trust in a business context as well as trust in the sharing economy. Furthermore, a trust-building framework for online sharing services will be presented based on a recent study that was conducted, exclusively on the building process of Peer to Peer (P2P) trust. In the discussion section in Chapter 5 different approaches to the importance of trust for P2P marketplaces will be discussed. Subsequently, conclusions will be drawn based on the contents of the previous sections while there will be also made recommendations for the future.
Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Operations Research, , language: English, abstract: Innovation does not occur on its own accord, rather, it must be triggered by varying factors. There is the need for the company or business entity to find, as well as foster talent. Additionally, non-technical innovation may be driven by managers, who mainly take the role of mentorship in the organization. This creates a relationship that acts as a driver to innovation in both the long-term and short-term. Talented managers have proper comprehension of the importance of relationships, wherein an emotional commitment of an individual to another has the capacity to make a difference. The quality of relationship between managers and employees would have a bearing on the capacity to leverage the relationship. Employees or knowledge workers are the major sources of knowledge and are crucial to the creation, capture, as well as sharing of knowledge in business entities. There are two types of knowledge, tacit and explicit. Explicit knowledge is expressed in numbers and words and can be easily shared and communicated in form of scientific formulae, hard data, universal principles and codified procedures. Tacit knowledge, on the other hand, revolves around personal and hard to formalize knowledge, which makes it extremely difficult to share or communicate with other people. It is also to be recognized that knowledge sharing is very crucial for knowledge management systems. It can be achieved through contributions, interactions, informal techniques and communal approach. There are questions about the elements that determine the absorptive capacity of a business entity. There are three groups of factors that are assumed to determine or have a bearing on the absorptive capacity. The first group, there are the research and development activities, second category are the prior related knowledge and the individual skills, and the third are the human resource management practices and the organizational structures. A business entitys knowledge base also comes as a basis for the performance of the company. This means that there exists a strong relationship between the skills associated with knowledge and the performance of the corporate entity. There is a relationship between absorptive capacity and knowledge sharing. Knowledge sharing in business entities is a critical process that requires to be attained and developed at all times so as to attain sustainable advantage.
This book examines the interaction between the technical and economic issues in database-assisted dynamic spectrum networks. It explains various business models for different network settings, analyzing the user behaviors and system equilibrium under each model. With the explosive growth of mobile devices and bandwidth-hungry applications, radio spectrum is becoming increasingly congested and scarce. Database-assisted dynamic spectrum sharing is a promising technology for solving the problem of spectrum scarcity and congestion by allowing unlicensed mobile devices to dynamically access the under-utilized licensed spectrum resources through the assistance of a database. Database-assisted spectrum sharing network architecture has received wide and enthusiastic support from spectrum regulators, standards bodies, and industrial organizations. This book serves as a resource for researchers in white space communications and networking, for regulators in the wireless industry, and for graduate students and senior undergraduate students taking a course on network economics.
Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject Economics - International Economic Relations, grade: 2,0, University of Göttingen (Professur für Empirische Außenwirtschaft), course: International Financial Markets, language: English, abstract: In this paper, potential of international risk sharing for emerging markets will be investigated, particularly in terms of financial integration and liberalization. The incentives of financial integration will be surveyed in terms of international risk sharing, indicate benefits for emerging market economies. In addition, it will be investigated if huge foreign capital inflows show positive effects of risk sharing for them. Several government leaders all over the world recognize the potential of financial globalization for their country. A strong incentive for deeper financial linking can be observed. Three of the development countries in Africa already grew up to the so called emerging markets: Egypt, Morocco and South Africa. To keep up with the fast growing population and facilitating the economic growth, they want to stimulate employments for agriculture and infrastructure by investment partnerships with the G20, whereas Donald Trump, the President of the USA, would like to cut funding World Bank programs like credit guarantees or small business access to finance for these countries. Indeed, these development countries, also including emerging markets, need to implement more structural changes like liberalizing financial markets and financial transparency for these intentions. Is international risk sharing able to smooth uncertainties in the emerging markets? Will they catch up the distance to industrial countries? In light of ongoing financial integration and economic development, the influence of international risk sharing in terms of financial globalization for emerging markets will be investigated. Just little evidence of risk sharing can be seen throughout the last decades, but still some persuasive inquiries are to be considered. Improvements in international risk sharing potentially lead to stabilizing effects, scarcer sudden stops and smaller risk premiums. Structural policy changes and better financial integration could surmount the threshold effect.
This book provides a systematic view of current and future research perspectives on intercultural knowledge sharing and offers a model for the growth of organizational knowledge in the digital age. The author puts forward multidisciplinary and multi-paradigmatic approaches to offer an updated view on the best practices towards international management. With insights on the opportunities and limitations of the use of digital and social media to facilitate intercultural knowledge sharing in business, the book explores the evolution of research on the topic, taking into account the consequence of glocalization as well as technological innovation and the evolution of organizational strategies and structures. Intercultural Knowledge Sharing in MNCs will be of use to scholars of management and organizational studies, as well as managers of international businesses interested in knowledge sharing, as it delivers an invaluable model which aims to conciliate diversity and inclusion, global and local knowledge, technological innovation and humanism. ? Fabrizio Maimone is Lecturer of Organizational Theory and Design at Libera Università Maria Santissima Assunta (LUMSA University) and also Lecturer of Communication at LUISS Business School, Rome Italy. He is Executive Editor of the European Journal of Cross-cultural Competence and Management . He works as a management consultant and trainer, is author of several publications and co-editor of Evolution of Post-Bureaucratic Organization.
Details the paradigms of opportunistic spectrum sharing and white space access as effective means to satisfy increasing demand for high-speed wireless communication and for novel wireless communication applications This book addresses opportunistic spectrum sharing and white space access, being particularly mindful of practical considerations and solutions. In Part I, spectrum sharing implementation issues are considered in terms of hardware platforms and software architectures for realization of flexible and spectrally agile transceivers. Part II addresses practical mechanisms supporting spectrum sharing, including spectrum sensing for opportunistic spectrum access, machine learning and decision making capabilities, aggregation of spectrum opportunities, and spectrally-agile radio waveforms. Part III presents the ongoing work on policy and regulation for efficient and reliable spectrum sharing, including major recent steps forward in TV White Space (TVWS) regulation and associated geolocation database approaches, policy management aspects, and novel licensing schemes supporting spectrum sharing. In Part IV, business and economic aspects of spectrum sharing are considered, including spectrum value modeling, discussion of issues around disruptive innovation that are pertinent to opportunistic spectrum sharing and white space access, and business benefits assessment of the novel spectrum sharing regulatory proposal Licensed Shared Access. Part V discusses deployments of opportunistic spectrum sharing and white space access solutions in practice, including work on TVWS system implementations, standardization activities, and development and testing of systems according to the standards. Discusses aspects of pioneering standards such as the IEEE 802.22 Wi-Far standard, the IEEE 802.11af White-Fi standard, the IEEE Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks Standards Committee standards, and the ETSI Reconfiguration Radio Systems standards Investigates regulatory and regulatory-linked solutions assisting opportunistic spectrum sharing and white space access, including geo-location database approaches and licensing enhancements Covers the pricing and value of spectrum, the economic effects and potentials of such technologies, and provides detailed business assessments of some particularly innovative regulatory proposals The flexible and efficient use of radio frequencies is necessary to cater for the increasing data traffic demand worldwide. This book addresses this necessity through its extensive coverage of opportunistic spectrum sharing and white space access solutions. Opportunistic Spectrum Sharing and White Space Access: The Practical Reality is a great resource for telecommunication engineers, researchers, and students . Dr. Oliver Holland is Research Fellow at the Centre for Telecommunications Research at Kings College London, United Kingdom. Prof. Hanna Bogucka is Professor at the Chair of Wireless Communications at Poznan University of Technology, Poland. Dr. Arturas Medeisis is Associate Professor and Chair of the Telecommunications Engineering Department at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.