CME Webinar: An Internet of Ownership

REGISTER FOR OUR NEXT WEBINAR: Co-operative Management Education (in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University) is thrilled to host their next webinar on –  An internet of ownership: democratic design for the online economy (with Nathan Schneider).

When: Tuesday, May 23rd at 1pm Atlantic Daylight Time (Halifax, Nova Scotia time) for 60 min.

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An Internet of ownership: democratic design for the online economy
The disappointments of the online economy – for instance, user surveillance and systemic labor abuses – stem at least in part from its failures to meaningfully share ownership and governance with relevant stakeholders. Under the banner of ‘platform cooperativism’, an emerging network of cooperative developers, entrepreneurs, labor organizers and scholars is developing an economic ecosystem that seeks to align the ownership and governance of enterprises with the people whose lives are most affected by them. This represents a radical critique of the existing online economy, but it’s also a field of experimentation for alternative forms of ownership design. This essay presents and analyzes some of the ways platform cooperativism has begun to generate ownership designs that could serve the platform economy of the future differently than the investor-owned structures that currently prevail.

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Nathan Schneider is a scholar in residence of media studies and a reporter who writes about religion, technology and resistance. His current project is an exploration of models for democratic ownership and governance for online platforms in the wake of a major conference he co-organized at the New School in 2014, Platform Cooperativism.

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Karen Miner
Managing Director, Co-operative Management Education
Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Cell: 902-489-1719 / Email:

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