Research on Access, Technology, Equity and Applications

Thursday, March 21  |  East Village 17th Floor

8:00-9:00 Breakfast &  Welcome by Provost James Bean

9:00-9:50 Keynote: Cheryl Martin, Harwich Partners
Making Sharing Transformative: How sustained collaboration is essential to drive real impact

9:50-11:00 Panel: Urban Mobility
Maged Dessouky, University of Southern California 
Yafeng Yin, University of Michigan
Lindsey Cameron, University of Michigan
Nigel Jacob, Co-Chair, Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics
(Moderated by Christo Wilson)

11:20-12:30 Panel: Cloud Computing
John Goodhue, Massachusetts Green Computing Center
Carole-Jean Wu, Facebook and Arizona State University
Emmanuel Arzuaga, University of Puerto Rico
(Moderated by David Kaeli)

12:30-1:30 Lunch & Poster Session

1:30-2:20 Keynote: Juliet Schor, Boston College
Are Platforms Free Riding on Conventional Employers? A study of supplemental and dependent earners across 7 platforms

2:20-3:30 Panel: Entrepreneurship and Business Model Innovation
James Zimbardi, RentItems Boston 
Bill Scheniman & Wes Kussmaul, AuthentiShare
Andrew Gouldstone, Michael J. and Ann Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education at Northeastern University
Marshall Van Alstyne,  BU Questrom School of Business
(Moderated by Babak Heydari)

4:00- 5:30 Breakout Paper Sessions

         Chair: Steven Vallas, Northeastern University
4:00-4:20 Lindsey D. Cameron, University of Michigan
Making out While Driving: Control, Coordination, and its Consequences in Algorithmic Labor
4:20-4:40 William Attwood-Charles, Boston College
Culture and Collective Identity in Gig Work
4:40-5:00 Avijit Sarkar, Mehrdad Koohikamali and James Pick, University of Redlands
Socioeconomic Analysis and Geographic Patterns of Host Participation in the Shared Accommodation Economy – Airbnb in Los Angeles, California
5:00-5:20 Mehmet Cansoy, Fairfield University
The Fault In The Stars: Public Reputation And The Reproduction Of Racial Inequality On Airbnb

           Chair: Mehdi Behroozi, Northeastern University
4:00-4:20 Jason Jackson, MIT
The Global Rise of Platform Firms in Urban Mobility Markets
4:20-4:40 Hongyao Ma, Fei Fang and David C. Parkes, Harvard University
Spatio-Temporal Pricing for Ridesharing Platforms
4:40-5:00 Kwong Chan, Northeastern University
Why Sharing Firms Don’t Always Share

            Chair: Matthew Eckelman, Northeastern University
4:00-4:20 Dafna Goor, Harvard Business School, and Amir Grinstein, Northeastern University
Social Interactions in the Sharing Economy: A Double Edge Sword?
4:20-4:40 David R. Keith and Sergey Naumov, MIT
Is Sharing More Sustainable? New Product Sales During the Transition from Low- to High- Product Utilization
4:40-5:00 Tamar Makov, Yale University
Who wants my half eaten sandwich?- Food waste in the sharing economy

Friday, March 22 | Raytheon Amphitheater

8:00-9:00 Breakfast & Networking

9:00-9:50 Keynote: Daniel Castro, Center for Data Innovation
Public Policy Challenges and Opportunities in the Sharing Economy

10:10-12:00 Workshop Sessions
EGAN 206 Platform Technology, Facilitated by Michael Kane
EGAN 306 Legal & Regulatory Issues, Facilitated by Rashmi Dyal-Chand
EGAN 406 Social Impacts & Equity, Facilitated by Daniel O’Brien

12:00-1:30 Lunch & Reporting back from workshops

1:30-2:20 Keynote: Harmen van Sprang, Sharing Cities Alliance and ShareNL
How the Sharing Economy and Digital Platforms are Transforming Cities

2:20-3:30 Panel: Distributed Electricity
Marla Perez-Lugo & Cecilio Ortiz Garcia, University of Puerto Rico
Forrest Watkins, Solstice Community Solar
Lynne Kiesling, Purdue University
Halina Szejnwald Brown, Newton Climate Action Plan
(Moderated by Jennie Stephens)

3:30-4:00 Closing and Envisioning Next Steps
Facilitated by Ozlem Ergun