How do platform cooperatives contribute to sustainable development goals?

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26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020, 2020
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© 2020 26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020. All rights reserved. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set by United Nations General Assembly in 2015 and to be achieved by 2030, consist of 17 inter-dependent global goals that call for global partnership for a more sustainable planet. Achieving SDGs successfully and on time requires efforts from governments, civil societies, private sectors, individuals, and we posit, new types of digital organizations such as platform cooperatives. Enabled by digital platform technology, they are rapidly emerging and often established to tackle certain societal problems. Platform cooperatives are co-owned and democratically governed by their members. Besides creating economic value, they also focus on environmental and social value. Therefore, platform cooperatives appear to be a natural match for SDGs. This research aims to investigate how platform cooperatives contribute to SDGs. This aim is achieved by analysis and mapping of over 100 platform coops to SDGs, focusing on their products and services as well as different value creation mechanisms.
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