Working paper

Digital workers by design? An example from the on-demand economy

Recent organisational and technological changes à la Uber have generated a new labour- market fringe: a digital class of workers and contractors. In this paper we study the case of CoContest, a crowdsourcing platform for interior design. Our objective is to investigate the profitability of...

Matching the crowd - Combining crowdfunding and institutional funding to get great ideas off the ground

This study examines the impact of matched crowdfunding as a new means of getting ideas and projects off the ground, through analysis of a £251,500 matched crowdfunding pilot for arts and heritage projects.

Property crowdfunding platform EstateBaron wants to make investing in real estate accessible to everyone

It’s almost impossible to go a day in Sydney without having at least one conversation about property prices. The city is consumed with property prices, with news of record sales figures on our screens and in the newspapers almost every night.
Discussion paper

Crowd-sourced equity funding

This discussion paper forms the basis of the Government’s consultation on Crowd-sourced equity funding (CSEF). It seeks feedback on aspects of potential CSEF models, including a model recommended by the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee in a report on CSEF released in June 2014, as...

Cultivating growth: the 2nd Asia Pacific alternative finance industry report

This study reveals that Australia's US$610 million alternative finance market, including peer-to-peer lending and crowd-funding, has grown 53% over the past twelve months, to become the second largest market in the region.

Crowdfunding and charities: information for charities, donors and fundraisers about the use of crowdfunding

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has launched the guide to help charities, donors and fundraisers with their use of crowdfunding websites.
Conference paper

Harnessing the Arc-Hive

This paper addresses the construction of archival collections through the use of public support and volunteer labour. It examines the requirement of a new music archive to engage with consumers and participants to achieve its desired outcomes.

Shared, collaborative and on demand: the new digital economy

The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of (some) Americans, raising difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide. The Pew Research Centre surveyed 4.787 American adults – its first-ever comprehensive study of...

Crowdfunded journalism: a small but growing addition to publicly driven journalism

Over the past several years, crowdfunding via the internet has become a popular way to engage public support – and financial backing – for all kinds of projects, from the Coolest Cooler to a virtual reality gaming headset to a prototype of a sailing spacecraft...
Audio presentation

Crowdsourced policymaking

Crowdsourcing in policymaking is becoming a more common method for civic engagement and knowledge search. In crowdsourced policymaking, the government invites citizens to contribute to a policymaking process and asks them to share their ideas for the policy.