publication . Article . 2017

Consolidated challenge to social demand for resilient platforms- lessons from Uber's global expansion

Watanabe, C.; Naveed, K.; Neittaanmäki, P.; Fox, B.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2017
  • Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract
Many in the industry see the ride-sharing company Uber as the crown jewel of 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 question regarding th...
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