System Archetypes in Time Banking: The first step

Abstract :

This paper is the first step in analysis of so called systems archetypes in time banking. To authors knowledge this two approaches were never combined. Time banking is social-economy approach which belongs to family of complementary economic systems. Its aim is to build communities on base of equal economic exchange. Time banking, as any other system, often suffers from recurring issues, which can be identified as systems archetypes. Aim of this paper is to identify these archetypes and draft steps for the next research. From previous sentence is obvious that this is strongly “work in progress” paper which should make way for future research. In results several archetypes were found and some of next steps for future are underlined.