Public event

i-share Symposium on the status quo and future of the sharing economy

Join us at the Hertie School for the 4th symposium of the research project i-share: The sharing economy’s impact in Germany, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The day-long symposium brings together representatives from politics, business, and civil society, and aims to debate the status quo and the future of the sharing economy. Please find the full program below, and here in German:

I: Status quo of the sharing economy (11:00 am – 1:30 pm, in German)

-Introductory remarks by  Johanna Mair, Hertie School and Ralph Wilhelm, DLR

-"Status Quo of the Sharing Economy in Germany," by Indre Maurer, University of Göttingen and Achim Oberg, University of Mannheim

-Panel discussion with i-share researchers

Working lunch: Refreshments will be served. 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

II: Future of the sharing economy (2:30 pm – 4:15 pm, in English)

-Keynote address by Pieter van de Glind, ShareNL, on "The Future of the Sharing Economy in Urban Areas: Where Do We Stand and What's Next?

-Panel discussion with Benedict Janich (Federal Chancellery), Johanna Mair (Hertie School), Pieter van de Glind (ShareNL), Christian Vollmann ( and Peter Wieser (City of Vienna)

-"Outlook of Future Research on the Sharing Economy"
by Dominika Wruk, University of Mannheim


The Hertie School is part of a research collective that includes the Institute for Middle Class Research (ifm) at the University of Mannheim, the Chair for Organisation and Business Development at the University of Göttingen, the Chair of Business Administration, Public and Nonprofit Management at the University of Mannheim, as well as the Chair of Information Systems and Management at the University of Augsburg. The project lead for the Hertie School is Johanna Mair, Professor for Organization, Strategy and Leadership.

Registration is required to attend. Attendance is free of charge. More information can be found on the i-share project website.

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