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Initiatives in the Sharing Economy Scheme: The Case of Poland

Lukasiewicz, Agnieszka and Nadolska, Aleksandra (2021): Initiatives in the Sharing Economy Scheme: The Case of Poland. Published in:

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Abstract

In the chapter, there is an analysis of sharing economy development in Poland. It concerns both the big players on the market like the most known Airbnb and Uber, as well as smaller, local initiatives, flourishing especially in the food sector. Sharing economy is not a normative concept and is defined differently depending on the subject (i.e., products, services, ideas, models, or structures) to which it refers. However, the significance of the phenomenon is rising rapidly from year to year. Moreover, sharing economy brings many opportunities but also creates a lot of unsolved issues, such as regulations, tax regulations, labour law, competition, which often can lead to conflicts between diverse groups of actors. The new, unregulated, by law, model of the economy in some sectors has caused a lot of confusion, leading to conflicts (like between taxi drivers and Uber drivers), as well as a feeling of inequality.

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