New Forms of Collaborations and Work : The Case of a Collaborative Platform in It

Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Distributed Paper
Amina YAGOUBI, Teluq, Université du Quebec, Canada
Diane-Gabrielle TREMBLAY, University of Quebec (Teluq), Canada
The 4th industrial revolution, as it is called, invites firms to transform their mode or production and search for more innovative and creative modes of production. This transformation has important impacts on work, through digitalization. There appears to be more collaboration between various actors, but also appears a new statute for the worker 2.0, who often becomes an intermittent, project worker, found in various open innovation networks (P2P). Amongst important changes, we note the development of collaborative and participative platforms, the rise of online collaboration and inter-network collaborations, as well as the development of sharing and open innovation dynamics (crowd sourcing, crowd funding, maker space, Fab Lab, Innovation Laboratory Open, etc.). In order to understand how innovation is nurtured in this context, we conducted a study of an open-value network which develops various forms of innovative products and services. The network is organized around a platform on the internet where individual workers, motivated by the values of the peer to peer (P2P) or collaborative economy are involved in creating together innovations on distributed projects. In the context of the collaborative economy, this network is the place where new forms of cooperation and collaborative management appear, based on the model of P2P. Our paper will present this case study, and show how the individual workers are brought to collaborate, on the basis of a partnership of shared values system.