BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//EuroSEAS 2021//EN X-WR-CALNAME:EuroSEAS 2021 BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Europe/Prague X-LIC-LOCATION:Europe/Prague BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:+0100 TZOFFSETTO:+0200 DTSTART:19700329T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=3;BYDAY=-1SU END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+0200 TZOFFSETTO:+0100 DTSTART:19701025T030000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYMONTH=10;BYDAY=-1SU END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20211021T053100 UID:euroseas-2021-platform-economy-in-southeast-asia-progress-prospects-and-the-covid-19-pandemic SUMMARY:(P46) Platform Economy in Southeast Asia: Progress, Prospects and the COVID-19 Pandemic LOCATION:K14 | 1.07 DESCRIPTION:Over the past decade, the platform economy emerged as a ‘disrup tive’ technology that stands against the traditional model of production an d consumption. As these platforms – characterized by the use of algorithmic ally-managed digital networks to connect users with demand and users with n eed – insert themselves into societies, discussions about the implications of the platform economy have begun and views span a spectrum of a perfect o pportunity for a truly inclusive economy to a looming economic doom. Schola rs have taken some major approaches to explain outcomes for platform econom y: innovation, labor and legal issues. The panel further weighs in by provi ding perspectives from different areas:\n\n- Socio-cultural - How do the pl atforms adapt to specific country cultures? Who are the winners and losers in this technological revolution?\n- Technological - What would be the impa ct of blockchain technology? Are startup valuations justified by the curren t trends?\n- Economic - In what ways do they really “disrupt” t he existing economic structures? What are the future prospects of these com panies in the context of ASEAN integration?\n- Environmental – How is the p latform economy faring in terms of its sustainability promises?\n- Politica l – How are governments responding? What are the regulatory tensions?\n\nFa ced by an extraordinary challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, several industr ies reacted by adapting their business models in the platform economy. The delivery and e-commerce platforms played a key role in bringing essential n eeds to users during the lockdowns. Panelists would also examine the ways i n which this phenomenon is unfolding in different parts of Southeast Asia. The panel considers theoretical and empirical approaches from various field s with an aim of painting the current landscape of the platform economy in Southeast Asia and comes up with possible future scenarios based on the ana lysis of the contributors’ findings. URL: DTSTART;TZID=Europe/Prague:20210909T110000 DTEND;TZID=Europe/Prague:20210909T123000 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR