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In an in-depth Q&A, Professor Arun Sundararajan highlights how sharing-economy platforms will change the business landscape

Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal -- "I’ve seen platforms, like Catalant for management consultants, UpCounsel for legal services, Gigster for high-end machine-learning programming. There are platforms for accounting, for sales—where rather than going to a large branded service provider for certain things, you go to a platform instead. Like, if you struck out on your own as a lawyer now you’d be precluded from a lot of large corporate work because they go to the big firms. What these platforms are doing is trying to strike that middle ground where the individual is running their own tiny business through the platform, but the platform is aggregating demand, giving them scale, giving them a little bit of brand."

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