Project Details

Description (abstract)

During the past decade, Internet-based peer-to-peer platforms (Airbnb, Uber etc.) have enabled a new generation of entrepreneurs in tourism and mobility. Services that were traditionally in the hands of specialized and certified companies are integrated with, and partly substituted by, (theoretically) non-professional offers. This diffused supply was initially called sharing economy, but it is growing into a new form of capitalist speculation. Sometimes seen as a driver for revitalizing neighborhoods, sometimes as a gentrifier or a disruptive business model, it affects both residents and operators.
Effective start/end date20/05/201920/10/2022

Fields of Science

  • 519 Social and economic geography