What Governments Can Learn From Airbnb And the Sharing Economy
— July 12, 2016
By Arun Sundararajan
In my new book, The Sharing Economy, I discuss how platforms like Airbnb and Lyft blur the lines between our personal and professional lives, creating gray areas for business owners, consumers and governments. It is clear that these digital platforms are not inherently biased, but rather services that have given transparency to undesirable human biases that manifest when people make choices about the usage of spaces they consider personal. This calls for new regulatory solutions to old problems.
Read the full article as published in Fortune.
Arun Sundararajan is a Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, Robert L. & Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow, and Doctoral Coordinator of IOMS-Information Systems.