Commons-based Peer Production

Benkler refers to his commons-based peer production, especially on the Economics of Information and expressly understands this as an extension, not a replacement for the established theories. Similarly as in the theories of the German economist Axel Ockenfels thereby be next to monetary compensation and socio psychological and hedonic " rewards " included.

Emergence of the concept

In Coase 's Penguin, or Linux and the Nature of the Firm Benkler describes peer production as a fundamental phenomenon of the networked knowledge economy. In The wealth of networks he also looks at the social and political implications.