Learning Objectives: Peer-to-peer markets. Ethical implications of disruptive business models
Case: Moon, Y., “Uber: Changing The Way The World Moves” Harvard Business School Case No. 316-101, January 2017
The world’s largest retailer, Alibaba, has no stock
The world’s largest taxi company, Uber, owns no cars
AirBnB own no hotels
Facebook produce very little media content
An excellent article on the incentives of platform industrys is “The Host’s Dilemma” by Jonathan Barnett. He argues that platform providers face a trade off between being open (and generating users) and regulating access (to monetise).