New metrics, evaluation and accounting methods appropriate for a collaborative, peer to peer economy.
- the most important ecosystem accounting system in the world: the Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism used by Senplades in Ecuador.
Watch this video for an introduction: Tiberius Brastaviceanu on the Scalable Peer Economics of the Sensorica Open Value Accounting Network; or read: Tiberius Brastaviceanu on Why We Need a Open Value Accounting System.
- Video: Christian Felber on the Common Welfare Economy; a metrics system to measure the common welfare contribution of very market entity.
Tiberius Brastaviceanu on Open Value Accounting Systems
"We need to make the distinction between co-creation of value and value exchange. These are two important processes but very distinct ones. Sensoricans are working hard to solve the value accounting problem, which is meant to support large scale co-creation of value. The value accounting is a way to capture individual contributions that blend into a unique product, to evaluate these contributions, and to compute equity in the end product, a % for every member.
NOTE the value accounting system is NOT a system that objectifies value and it is not a bean counting system! It is a contract, a method to which all contributors adhere to reassure every contributor about how the future revenue will be redistributed. That's it! It preserves the subjective nature of value, it can take, in theory, into consideration all types of value, tangible and intangible.
Once the product is made it is exchanged, and this is where you need currencies, or systems of value exchange.
Again, value accounting for co-creation of value and value exchange are two different things in my mind. These two systems must interact with each other, but we need to see them as separate. One is designed to manage the amalgamation of value from different agents into one product, the other one is designed to facilitate value exchange between different agents, with no value added in the process."
Tom Walker on the need for a new Social Accounting system for the Labor Commons
"What I proposed in "Time on the Ledger" is a social accounting framework for evaluating the net social productivity of different hours of work arrangements. The basic idea is that first, there are fixed social cost to labor that are not reflected in capitalist accounting and the way that employers can shed their labor costs by laying off workers and second, there is a technologically-determined optimal length of working time per worker exceeding which subtracts from net social product over the longer period. The information from this process can guide collective bargaining and public policy advocacy while at the same time inculcating a commons mentality in practitioners. It is not enough to translate back and forth between capitalist accounting perspective and a commons ideal. One must become fluent in a new social accounting language." (http://ecologicalheadstand.blogspot.ca/2013/02/the-new-charter-of-industrial-freedom.html)
David Pinto on Subjective Enumeration
"Using a relative-value algorithm, SEA (similar to Google Page Rank), social accounting is simply a matter of tracking subjective enumeration. Value is enumerated by each person, and it is not ‘abstracted’ or ‘shared’ or ‘transacted’. Reading this article, for example, you evaluate it as 3 out of 10. This is just one evaluation out of all the evaluations the reader comes up with during a day’s living, whether it is enumerating the contribution of colleagues, foodstuffs, even the weather if they want. Thus, the reader accumulates a ratio of subjective enumerations. By applying the relative-value algorithm, a ‘priority list’ of evaluations is derived — without any external bias. In a pure p2p network, there is no ‘objective’ or ‘externalised’ enumeration, and thus no currency." 
- Michael Gurstein: On the Failure to Measure the Contributions of the Internet Economy
- A New Way of Measuring Openness: The Open Governance Index. Liz Laffan. TIM Review, January 2012 . A way to measure the degree of real Peer Governance of any project (particularly for Open Source Software companies).
- Introduction to the Eight Forms of Capital
- Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer. Creating Shared Value. Harvard Business Review, 2011 : “creating economic value in a way that also creates value for society by addressing its needs and challenges
- The Ethical Economy. Rebuilding Value After the Crisis. By Adam Arvidsson and Nicolai Peitersen. Columbia University Press, 2013
- James Aho's The Religious, Moral and Rhetorical Roots of Modern Accounting 
- Rob Bryer's Accounting and Control of the Labour Process 
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