Future of Platform Economy: Digital Platform as New Economic Actor and Instance of Social Control


  • Anna Markeeva Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Olga Gavrilenko Lomonosov Moscow State University




digital platform, platform economy, sharing economy, economic actor, social control, digital technologies, social resistance.


The digital technologies have irreversible impact on social structures, institutions and mundane practices. This forces to raise again the classical social-philosophical question about social control, its forms, modes of realization, points of application and stakes, and about emerging economic regimes, claiming to be basic and defining. This article presents the attempt to describe and analyze digital platforms as new economic actor and instance of social control.

Author Biographies

Anna Markeeva, Lomonosov Moscow State University

PhD in sociology, associate professor, associate professor of Economic Sociology and Management Subdepartment, Department of sociology

Olga Gavrilenko, Lomonosov Moscow State University

PhD in sociology, associate professor, Head of the Social technologies subdepartment, Department of sociology


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How to Cite

Markeeva, A., & Gavrilenko, O. (2019). Future of Platform Economy: Digital Platform as New Economic Actor and Instance of Social Control. Postmodern Openings, 10(3), 117-134. https://doi.org/10.18662/po/85



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