Chinese dock-less bike-sharing model: The market situation and underlying implications

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dc.contributor.advisor Cavalieri, Renzo Riccardo it_IT Zhu, Anna <1994> it_IT 2018-10-08 it_IT 2019-02-19T15:13:48Z 2019-02-19T15:13:48Z 2018-10-30 it_IT
dc.description.abstract The sharing economy is a recent phenomenon which profoundly transformed the way of doing business nowadays. Its development has been possible due to the technological innovation and the broad use of the Internet, which has become an integral part of people's daily life. Bicycles have been every days' mean of transportation since a long time ago. In 1965, for the first time, the combination of the concept of sharing and the bicycles had created the "bike-sharing": bikes which can be borrowed by everyone who can leave them for the next users. Europe has been the founder of the bike-sharing, but this research focuses on the Chinese dock-less bike-sharing start-ups, which originated within China and started to take a growing position in the sharing economy market since late 2015. In particular, it will explain these start-ups business models, who are the leading players in the new bike-sharing market and how is the situation in China and worldwide. Further considerations are about the positive and negative consequences and implications for the cities, the economy and the society. The research is based on the analysis of the development of bike-sharing start-ups, mainly relying on Chinese and international news available on the Internet since the object of the investigation is a very recent phenomenon which is still evolving. The findings suggest that dock-less bike-sharing business has been overgrowing both in China and abroad, but due to the fierce competition, it has still not reached a sustainable model. Notwithstanding, the bike-sharing start-ups are still growing in number, with many new establishing, and in size, with the growth of the major ones, such as ofo and Mobike. The reason for going further in investing in a non-profitable business seems to be related to some Chinese specific characteristics, such as the centralized decision-making power of the central government, the current boom in sharing economy's industries and the advocacy for the development of the social credit system, smart-cities and smart-transportation through the use of big data. it_IT
dc.language.iso en it_IT
dc.publisher Università Ca' Foscari Venezia it_IT
dc.rights © Anna Zhu, 2018 it_IT
dc.title Chinese dock-less bike-sharing model: The market situation and underlying implications it_IT
dc.title.alternative Chinese dock-less bike-sharing model: The market situation and underlying implications it_IT
dc.type Bachelor Thesis it_IT Lingue, economie e istituzioni dell'asia e dell'africa mediterranea it_IT Laurea magistrale it_IT Scuola in Studi Asiatici e Gestione Aziendale it_IT
dc.description.academicyear 2017/2018, lauree sessione autunnale it_IT
dc.rights.accessrights openAccess it_IT
dc.thesis.matricno 846501 it_IT
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dc.subject.language CINESE it_IT it_IT
dc.provenance.upload Anna Zhu (, 2018-10-08 it_IT
dc.provenance.plagiarycheck Renzo Riccardo Cavalieri (, 2018-10-22 it_IT

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