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The digitalisation of economic processes is accompanied by fundamental changes that affect the relationships between and strategies of enterprises, working conditions and employment, as well as innovation processes. In our research, we explore the future of work, potentials for inclusive social innovation processes and both economic and societal implications of the sharing economy.
The self-determined individual possesses the freedom to make decisions, through which she binds herself contractually, assumes moral responsibility for her own actions and disclosures personal data. However, interconnectedness and algorithmisation are changing the framework of this self-determination. The resulting societal effects are examined in an interdisciplinary approach that includes legal, moral and economic perspectives.
Digital networking is the term we use to describe the continuous and continual linking of the physical world with the digital world. This linking process underlies many very different concepts. How this complex process should take place in different areas in coordination between society, politics, manufacturers and operators is the subject of our research work.