The sharing economy: To deregulate or to reregulate

The sharing economy: To deregulate or to reregulate Phuah Eng Chye (11 November 2017) In response to the disruption from ridesharing, many studies were commissioned to assess policy options. The core of the debate revolved around whether it was preferable to deregulate or to reregulate the taxi industry with an analysis of policy options for … “The sharing economy: To deregulate or to reregulate”

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The sharing economy: The challenge of regulating ridesharing

The sharing economy: The challenge of regulating ridesharing Phuah Eng Chye (4 November 2017) The rapid expansion of sharing caught the taxi industry and regulators by surprise. Sharing blurs boundaries and increases organisational permutations. This disrupted the traditional regulatory paradigm based on segmentation, licensing-ownership and fixed fares. Juliet Schor points out it is nearly impossible … “The sharing economy: The challenge of regulating ridesharing”

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The sharing economy: Ridesharing and public transportation

The sharing economy: Ridesharing and public transportation Phuah Eng Chye (28 October 2017) Cities are increasingly incorporating technological advances into their vision of mobility. A National League of Cities’ report suggests cities are aiming to build “more dynamic transportation systems where people shift seamlessly between multiple modes depending on their needs. The ultimate goal of … “The sharing economy: Ridesharing and public transportation”

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The sharing economy: Disruptive effects of ridesharing

The sharing economy: Disruptive effects of ridesharing Phuah Eng Chye (21 October 2017) The use of investor dollars by technology-based entrants to subsidise the costs of rapidly scaling up a customer base and winning market share is not a new strategy. The experience of the taxi industry follows a familiar pattern already seen in the … “The sharing economy: Disruptive effects of ridesharing”

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The sharing economy: Ridesharing business model

The sharing economy: Ridesharing business model Phuah Eng Chye (14 October 2017) Sharing is not new. It is a form of barter and social cooperation prevalent in ancient and agricultural communities. More recent equivalents are time barter and cooperatives and the definition could also be extended to cover unlicensed part time operators (informal taxis, bed … “The sharing economy: Ridesharing business model”

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