26Dec

How Co-Creation Impacted businesses

Co-Creation may is considered as a logical outcome of open innovation. It’s a strategy that emphasizes the generation and ongoing realization of mutual firm-customer value through new forms of interaction and reduce the gap between companies and customers. The Wikipedia writes that Co-creation is the practice of developing systems, products, or services through the collaborative execution of developers and stakeholders, businesses and clients, or managers and employees. Co-creation could be seen as creating great work by standing together with those for whom the project is intended.

Here is the way that C.K. Prahalad and V. Ramaswamy contrast firm- vs. customer-centric approaches in their book the Co-Creation Connection:

  •  The consumer is an integral part of the system for value creation;
  • The consumer can influence where, when, and how value is generated; 
  • The consumer need not respect industry boundaries in the search for value;
  • The consumer can compete with companies for value extraction; 
  • There are multiple points of exchange where the consumer and the company can co-create value.   

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26Nov

THE SHARING ECONOMY IS GAINING MOMENTUM IN THE ARAB WORLD

The sharing economy movement is taking a new stride in the Arab World, and many platforms have taken the initiative of implementing the methods of the collaborative economy. We dig deep and scrutinize the factors and the potential which could see this industry grow bigger in the region at a quick rate. Here we offer some successful stories.

The sharing economy in the Arab World has been witnessing an ongoing shift in the trend that has envisaged owning rather than accessing. This change has turned things around, where now the value of the product in the Arab World day after another has become one of usage- not in its outright ownership anymore; as was the case with mainstream consumer models. Used products are more fashionable, thanks to the popularity of online platforms for buying and selling used goods.

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30Jul

Crowdfunding Arab Based Platforms

Before going to start a crowdfunding campaign on Arab based platforms, you first must take into consideration that the majority of the Arab world are very keen to the law of Islam, not to support in ideas that do not comply with it, examples of this include lending money with interest. Another thing that most of the people here prefer to get tangible things in return for their contribution.

Arab world crowdfunding platform only a few, Although it could find different platforms work in the region. To help you keep track of all the happenings in this space here is an easy guide for which site to go to for your crowdfunding needs

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26Jun

The Rise of Collaborative Consumption in The Arab World

Arab countries are no different than other nations. There are now three popular ideas on the collaborative consumption in the Arab World comparable to what is going on around the world’s consumer markets:

Firstly, there is an ongoing paradigm shift in what it means to own a car, a bicycle, a household appliance, a book, a film or a piece of clothing. The value of a product is beginning to be seen regarding its use, not in its outright ownership, as per traditional consumer models. Secondly, there is an increased level of acceptance of used products, thanks partly to the popularity of online platforms for buying and selling used goods. And finally, people are also adopting what could be called collaborative lifestyles, in which not only sharing products but people share their time, space and expertise as well.

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1Jun

How To Make A Collaborative Organization

Building a collaborative organization is not easy. Collaboration is not a rule you can set; it is an organizational culture that is embraced by its members. But where do you start? What is important? Here are four important things you should keep in mind.

1. Do it as an innovation platform.

In order to succeed in collaboration world, you cannot just think of yourself as a content provider or as someone creating an initiative, product, or service, instead become the curator, someone how create a context or platform that allows other people to self-organize and creates things that are valuable for both you and them. And maybe even for the world, don’t just load it up with static content. Instead, create the framework and tools for other to create their content and build communities.

Because of the networked age, organizations can be much more than just organizations. They can be platforms for value creation, creating a platform for innovation expand the power of a larger more diverse and ultimately more capable network of contributors than you could ever find in a single organization. Building an open and intelligent network for transportation innovation could help convene communities around shared problem.

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26May

Ouishare Drink Damascus #1

Sharing and cooperating are not something new in a country like Syria, throughout history neighbors here exchange and shareflyer products, foods, times, and many other things between each other. And nearly 60 years ago people within the neighborhood used to crowdfund landshare in order to share the crops and the financial returns of it between each other, but this participation has been stalled as a result of the construction and development of the civilian life inside Syria.

In the modern age, there are different forms of collaborating within small circles of friends and family, and few online groups startups that work on swapping and sell used products has emerged. It’s still early for the Arab countries in general and Syria, in particular, to see a large companies working is a major parts of the collaborative economy like caresharing, we need more extensive studies in this regard to determine the strengths, weakness and what work best for us dependent on the culture(I’m working on study about The Rise of Collcons in Arab countries which will be released soon) also we need to spread these ideas and concepts to attract more people to the movement. Read More »

26Feb

Hashtag And the Third Level of Communication

What’s a Hashtag?

A hashtag is a pound sign (#), but it’s also used to categorize messages, keywords, and topics. A hashtag provides a means of grouping; since one can search for the hashtag and get the set of messages that it connotes.

These hashtags allow you to assign a topic or a trend to your post that others – who are talking about the same problem – can quickly find and respond. You can easily have access to activities and updates from people and organizations that you are interested in. Most social networking sites are in real-time so you can make sure that everything is up-to-date.

The hashtag phenomenon has been critical especially considering how these tags can be used to organize content and debates between larger groups of people. Moreover; it allows people to hold an open conversational session about a particular topic. Hashtags are distinguished for their click-to-go feature in the sense that they redirect you to a new page that displays all the tags related to that specific topic with a click.

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