OuiShare Research Workshop 2016

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We are very pleased to invite you to join your fellow collaborative economy researchers for a half-day workshop in Paris on Friday 20 May 2016, from 9.30 to 13.00, at the Cabaret Sauvage, in the boat facing the OuiShare Fest*.

The OSResearch Network has formed last year to map out current research in the collaborative economy. Since the 1st OSResearch workshop, several seminars and workshops have taken place in different locations in the past year.

We witness the increased interest and relevance for the role of research in the collaborative economy, bearing academic rigour in research methods and analyses, bridging “practitioners” problems and contemporary issues with theoretical contribution, representing the research community to glo-cal stakeholders (grassroots, governmental or business organisations, etc.) and collaborating for access to data, research funding, writing reports, sharing case studies and so on.


The workshop is designed to network with other researchers, share knowledge within an interdisciplinary community, map the landscape of interests, discuss research priorities and collaborate on future research projects.

Various activities and discussions aim to foster exchange. In the OuiShare spirit, participants are invited to share their experience with regards to getting access to data, finding their theoretical framework, addressing societal issues, etc.

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This workshop is loaded with some tradition too. Last year in May 2015, 30 researchers met at the 1st OSResearch workshop co-organised by Nesta at ESCP, and the 3rd day at the OSFest was already a “long and intense morning workshop” mapping out current research on the boat!

* This researchers’ event happens during the OuiShare Fest 2016 “After the Gold Rush”. Friday morning has no planned activities in the programme. Participation in the workshop DO NOT INCLUDE an entrance ticket to the fest.

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The workshop is open to researchers whose research interests relate to any aspects of the collaborative economy, such as the socio-cultural impact and ecological impact of sharing, models of distributed governance, business model analysis, platform cooperativsm, crowd-financing and P2P lending, regulation and law issues, open source and open knowledge, blockchain applications, the makers movement and peer production, using GIS data and so on.

Disciplines represented last year included economics and marketing, computer science, geography, cultural studies, sociology, philosophy, organisational studies, management, innovation, Internet law, and urbanism and planning.

Location: the boat “La Péniche Cinéma” facing the Cabaret Sauvage (Parc de la Villette, 75019 Paris).

To participate, we ask to register online at: http://bit.ly/OSR2016.

Max. participants: 25
Registration deadline: May 15, 2016

Participants will receive a confirmation e-mail by May 16.
Please contact Hugo Guyader (coordinator) at hugo.guyader(at)liu.se if you have any questions.

To develop the network on a global level, we have reached out to people signed up on different networks and email lists in other cities and countries: OSResearch participants workshop 2015Nesta list of Collaborative Economy Research Network; Google Groups Sharing and Collaborative Economy Research Network & Collaborative Economy Research.

The invitation can be downloaded here.

List of Registered participants: bit.ly/OSR16_participants

Wrap up: bit.ly/OSR16_wrapup