Policy Rationales in the Shift to Digital Platform Economy

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Description

This project will focus on developing a better understanding on the rationales for policy interventions in business, innovation, and entrepreneurship support in the shift to digital platform economy, uncovering the market failure mechanisms, spillover effects, and policy rationales in this shift, and exposing sectoral differences and policy implications thereof.

The project will focus on developing a solid understanding on how digital technologies and platform economy changes rationales for policy intervention, by removing, changing, and/or creating novel market failure mechanisms, spillover effects, and policy rationales. The key research questions of the project are

1) How do digital technologies and the platform economy change the rationales for policy intervention in business, innovation, and entrepreneurship support?
2) What are the rationales for policy interventions in business, innovation, and entrepreneurship support in this shift in different industry sectors and markets?

From a pragmatic perspective, we also ask what actionable strategies and policies can practitioners and policy makers use to facilitate business, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the shift to digital platform economy.

To summarize the research findings and pragmatic perspective, we will outline a digital platform economy policy framework. The framework will enable to interpret the shift in business, innovation and entrepreneurship, and outline the shift and dynamics towards a digital platform economy from a policy rationales perspective. The project will through participatory processes and involvement of leading experts and researchers, design and formulate effective future business, innovation, and entrepreneurship policy including reconsidering the role of public actors and policy scope.
Short titleINNOV.RES. Policy Rationales
AcronymINNOVATION RESEARCH
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/08/201931/12/2021