Toward identifying the critical mass in spatial two-sided markets
Z Navidi, K Nagel, S Winter
Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science | Sage Publications | Published : 2020
Unlike 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..View full abstract
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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work has been supported by a grant from the Australian Research Council (LP120200130).