Drivers, riders and service providers: The impact of the sharing economy on mobility

Saif Benjaafar, Harald Bernhard, Costas Courcoubetis

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Abstract

Ride sharing denotes the practice of sharing a car such that more than one person travels in a car during a journey. Sharing rides was traditionally restricted to family members and close friends or long-distance journeys scheduled well before the intended time of departure. Only the emergence of mobile computing technologies and GPS location services in combination with electronic payments and online reputation systems provided for the technological cornerstones to make on-demand short-distance ride sharing among strangers viable. Typically individuals enter their trip details on an online platform1 which then facilitates the matching of riders with cars and drivers - and within minutes the individual's trip commences. Such platforms must attract both, supply and demand for rides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of NetEcon 2017 the 12th Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems and Computation - In Conjunction with ACM EC 2017 the 18th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450350891
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 27 2017
Event12th Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems and Computation, NetEcon 2017 - Cambridge, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2017 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of NetEcon 2017 the 12th Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems and Computation - In Conjunction with ACM EC 2017 the 18th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation

Other

Other12th Workshop on the Economics of Networks, Systems and Computation, NetEcon 2017
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge
Period6/27/17 → …

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