• Institute for the Cooperative Digital Platform

  • Institute for the Cooperative Digital Platform
    The Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy is committed to realizing new visions for a fairer future of work grounded in relevant research and driven by imaginative proposals.
    Where, when, and how work is done is changing. Advances in artificial intelligence, automation, and data processing continue to shift responsibilities from workers to digital systems. These disruptions are often unpredictable and are still unfolding. To navigate these challenges, we need research enabling us to imagine, build, and explore new visions of a fairer future of work. One starting point is the platform co-op model, which carries the cooperative principles into the digital economy. Platform cooperativism addresses the root causes of systemic inequality and presents a near-term solution for the problems plaguing our economy and democracy. We at the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy are committed to realizing new visions for a fairer future of work grounded in relevant research and driven by imaginative proposals. Initial research questions focus on distributed governance, scaling, marketing, and start-up funding. The institute makes this knowledge accessible to diverse audiences in innovative formats. Through this research, the institute builds a body of knowledge that advances platform ownership and democratic governance for workers and Internet users alike. The Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy is the research arm of the Platform Cooperativism Consortium. To learn more, visit platform.coop/who-we-are/icde.
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