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Monetize This? Marketized-Commons Platforms, New Opportunities and Challenges for Collective Action

Wilkins, Denise; Nuseibeh, Bashar and Levine, Mark (2019). Monetize This? Marketized-Commons Platforms, New Opportunities and Challenges for Collective Action. In: HCII 2019, Proceedings Part III: Human-Computer Interaction. Design Practice in Contemporary Societies, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, pp. 130–147.

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In this paper we argue that recent developments in peer-to-peer plat- forms, including those underpinned by distributed-ledger technology (or block- chains), represent a new model for organizing collective action, which we term the “marketized-commons” model. Drawing on social psychological and economic theory, we compare this concept to established modes of organizing col- lective action. We also consider the marketized-commons model in relation to other peer-to-peer economies. We consider why individuals might be motivated to create and use platforms underpinned by the marketized-commons model, as well as how it might be counterproductive for cooperation, collaboration, partic- ipation and social goals. Finally, we recommend implications for those interested in designing peer-to-peer platforms to support collective action. Ultimately, we argue that to develop effective platforms in this context designers need to look beyond the financial considerations of individual platform users. Rather, they also need a concern for social psychological principles and processes, specifically how groups work and operate in these settings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 Springer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN: 3-030-22636-0, 978-3-030-22636-7
Keywords: Collective action; Peer-to-peer; Social identity approach
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Software Engineering and Design (SEAD)
Item ID: 60874
Depositing User: Bashar Nuseibeh
Date Deposited: 14 May 2019 15:11
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 15:29
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