New Economy, Platform Economy and Gender

  • Seppo Poutanen
  • Anne Kovalainen


The new economy has developed rapidly in recent years with the groundbreaking technological innovations. In that development, the effects of the platform economy, sharing economy and gig economy on the gendered dimensions of work are growing. The chapter discusses the multilayered relationships between the old and the new economies, considers global significance of the rising platforms and gig economies and the gendered changes they push forward, and looks where the innovations are currently made in this age of digitalization. The interconnectedness of the world creates new opportunities for the local and regional economies. However, the new economy has gendered structures of its own, which affect availability of the new assets, such as venture capital. This chapter sheds light also on the unintended gender consequences of the new economy.


Labour Market Business Model Knowledge Work Intellectual Property Right Venture Capital Investment 
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  • Seppo Poutanen
    • 1
  • Anne Kovalainen
    • 2
  1. 1.Turku School of EconomicsUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland
  2. 2.Turku School of EconomicsUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

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