The sharing economy: A futuristic taxi landscape (Part 3 – Pricing fares the same way as stocks)

The sharing economy: A futuristic taxi landscape (Part 3 – Pricing fares the same way as stocks) Phuah Eng Chye (27 January 2018) Price regulation is often the biggest casualty in an industry disrupted by information. This is reflected by the experiences in the financial services and airlines industries. However, unlike other industries where prices … “The sharing economy: A futuristic taxi landscape (Part 3 – Pricing fares the same way as stocks)”

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The sharing economy: A futuristic taxi landscape (Part 2 – Modular regulation)

The sharing economy: A futuristic taxi landscape (Part 2 – Modular regulation) Phuah Eng Chye (20 January 2018) The taxi regulatory paradigm is under siege from formidable forces and is unlikely to survive in its traditional form. Sharing or the use of part-time assets and labour has triggered a massive shift in the patterns of … “The sharing economy: A futuristic taxi landscape (Part 2 – Modular regulation)”

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The sharing economy: A futuristic taxi landscape (Part 1 – The future and the uncompromising economics of the past)

The sharing economy: A futuristic taxi landscape (Part 1 – The future and the uncompromising economics of the past) Phuah Eng Chye (13 January 2018) There is a dichotomy in policy discussions on the taxi industry. Within the taxi industry, discussion is trapped by legacy issues on income, employment and competition. Outside, city planners are … “The sharing economy: A futuristic taxi landscape (Part 1 – The future and the uncompromising economics of the past)”

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The sharing economy: Sharing, social media and information

The sharing economy: Sharing, social media and information Phuah Eng Chye (6 January 2018) In earlier articles, I analysed the sharing economy from the narrow perspective of sharing platforms and the taxi industry. This has been useful for analysing how efficient use of part-time assets and labour triggers a massive shift in the patterns of … “The sharing economy: Sharing, social media and information”

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The sharing economy: Sharing and sustainability

The sharing economy: Sharing and sustainability Phuah Eng Chye (23 December 2017) There is another contentious claim about the sharing economy; namely that sharing has a positive impact on sustainability. Juliet Schor observes “many sites advertise themselves as green and present sharing as a way to reduce carbon footprints. It is a truism among sharers … “The sharing economy: Sharing and sustainability”

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The sharing economy: Sharing and inequality

The sharing economy: Sharing and inequality Phuah Eng Chye (9 December 2017) Initially, sharing was welcomed as a demonstration of how technology could be used to promote self-reliance, monetise assets, empower work and reward entrepreneurs. The ideological premise was that sharing platforms would unleash market forces and community collaboration, be used to roll back government … “The sharing economy: Sharing and inequality”

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