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dc.contributor.authorNavidi, Z
dc.contributor.authorNagel, K
dc.contributor.authorWinter, S
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-18T04:48:19Z
dc.date.available2021-01-18T04:48:19Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-01
dc.identifier.citationNavidi, Z., Nagel, K. & Winter, S. (2020). Toward identifying the critical mass in spatial two-sided markets. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 47 (9), pp.1704-1724. https://doi.org/10.1177/2399808319842181.
dc.identifier.issn2399-8083
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/258740
dc.description.abstractUnlike their nonspatial counterparts, spatial multi-sided platforms are matchmaking platforms with an additional layer of complexity: their customers expect to meet in space, not only virtually. This additional challenge will be studied in this paper in the context of a two-sided ride-sharing platform, which serves drivers and passengers. As with any two-sided platform, there is an interdependence between both groups of customers: More drivers are more attractive for passengers, and vice versa. This interdependence creates the old chicken-and-egg problem, only that here drivers and passengers need to be matched not for a virtual transaction, but by their ability to meet physically and travel jointly. We argue, and illustrate by simulations, that in spatial multi-sided markets there is not a single critical mass frontier that needs to be reached in order to make the system self-sustained (as in nonspatial markets), and that this frontier is varying from one location to the next, depending on the density and distribution of the demand and supply over space and time. Identification of the critical mass frontier will allow for better evaluation of implementation policies and regulations.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.titleToward identifying the critical mass in spatial two-sided markets
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/2399808319842181
melbourne.affiliation.departmentInfrastructure Engineering
melbourne.source.titleEnvironment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science
melbourne.source.volume47
melbourne.source.issue9
melbourne.source.pages1704-1724
melbourne.elementsid1392736
melbourne.contributor.authorWinter, Stephan
melbourne.contributor.authorNavidikashani, Zahra
dc.identifier.eissn2399-8091
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidPUBLIC TRANSPORT VICTORIA, LP120200130
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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