publication . Article . 2017

Consolidated challenge to social demand for resilient platforms : Lessons from Uber's global expansion

Watanabe, Chihiro; Naveed, Kashif; Neittaanmäki, Pekka; Fox, Brenda;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Pergamon
Many in the industry see the ride-sharing company Uber as the significant advancement through information and communication technology (ICT) particularly of the digital service platform and sharing economy. Uber has been exploring the new frontier of the ICT-driven disruptive business model (IDBM) and succeeded in its global expansion to over 479 cities in more than 75 countries worldwide in June of 2016. Such rapid expansion provides constructive insights regarding the significance of IDBM, not only in transportation but also in almost all other business fields. While at the same time Uber's legal battles in some cities around the world raise a serious ques...
free text keywords: sharing economy, digital service platform, Uber's global expansion, legal battles, ICT-driven disruptive business model, co-evolutionary acclimatization, consolidated challenge to social demand
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