Collaboration, Innovation… Regulation?


Collaboration, Innovation… Regulation? The disruptive shifts taking our economy by storm

Executive Summary

Setting the scene: what are we talking about?

Who do you trust more? Your beloved mother or a person whom you’ve never met in person, whose online profile you merely scanned briefly, but who’s offering you the chance to join them on a long-distance car trip to the next country, at no personal profit? Yup, you’ve guessed right: you’re more likely to trust your mother—but only marginally.

Given the choice, would you opt for a reasonably priced hostel by a widely known and respected brand or a cottage in a quaint but cut-off rural village belonging to a woman you’ve never met in person, vouched for by a handful of people whom you have also never met in person? Judging by Airbnb’s booming business, there’s a pretty good chance you’d pass on the hostel.

Welcome to the collaborative economy, where everything you thought you knew about business models—but also your own willingness to trust in them—is being redefined.

At Deloitte, we’re excited about this new business ecosystem and by the disruptive innovation it is creating. We know, from our extensive experience with innovative businesses of all forms, that regulators face very real challenges when it comes to implementing optimal legislation that promotes fair competition and consumer protection on the one hand, whilst simultaneously encouraging marketplace innovation and stimulating growth on the other. This is why we’d like to focus quite specifically on the regulatory debate here.

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