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Platform Capitalism with Nick Srnicek

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Royal Overseas League

Overseas House, Park Place

St. James's Street

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What unites Google and Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, Siemens and GE, Uber and Airbnb? Across a wide range of sectors, these firms are transforming themselves into platforms: businesses that provide the hardware and software foundation for others to operate on. This transformation signals a major shift in how capitalist firms operate and how they interact with the rest of the economy: the emergence of ‘platform capitalism’.

Nick Srnicek critically examines these new business forms, tracing their genesis from the long downturn of the 1970s to the boom and bust of the 1990s and the aftershocks of the 2008 crisis. He will show how the foundations of the economy are rapidly being carved up among a small number of monopolistic platforms, and how the platform introduces new tendencies within capitalism that pose significant challenges to any vision of a post-capitalist future. This book will be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how the most powerful tech companies of our time are transforming the global economy.

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Royal Overseas League, Overseas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR

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6.30 pm - Drinks and Networking
7.00 pm - Lecture start
7.30 pm - Q&A
8.00 pm - Finish

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