Two-sided markets

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).


These resources form part of my Managerial Economics course map. You can watch the full YouTube playlist here. This page ties into Chapter 5 of ‘Economics: A Complete Guide for Business‘.
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