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Sharing and Tourism: The Rise of New Markets in Transport


  • Christian Longhi

    (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis

  • Marcello M. Mariani

    (University of Bologna)

  • Sylvie Rochhia

    (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis


This paper analyses the implications of sharing on tourists and tourism focusing on the transportation sector. The shifts from ownership to access, from products to services have induced dramatic changes triggered by the emergence of innovative marketplaces. The services offered by Knowledge Innovative Service Suppliers, start-ups at the origin of innovative marketplaces run through platforms allow the tourists to find solutions to run themselves their activities, bypassing the traditional tourism industry. The paper builds a taxonomy to apprehend the diversity attached to this growing platform economy, and uses this analytical framework to depict significant cases drawn from ridesharing or carsharing.

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  • Christian Longhi & Marcello M. Mariani & Sylvie Rochhia, 2016. "Sharing and Tourism: The Rise of New Markets in Transport," GREDEG Working Papers 2016-01, Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), Université Côte d'Azur, France.
  • Handle: RePEc:gre:wpaper:2016-01

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    1. Marcello M. Mariani & Rodolfo Baggio & Dimitrios Buhalis & Christian Longhi, 2014. "Tourism management, marketing and development: the importance of networks and ICTs," Post-Print halshs-00924725, HAL.
    2. Christian Longhi, 2009. "Internet and organization of the industry in tourism : a focus on the distribution of travel and tourism services," Post-Print halshs-00456709, HAL.
    3. Jean‐Charles Rochet & Jean Tirole, 2006. "Two‐sided markets: a progress report," RAND Journal of Economics, RAND Corporation, vol. 37(3), pages 645-667, September.
    4. Christian Longhi & Sylvie Rochhia, 2015. "Long tails in the tourism industry : towards knowledge intensive service suppliers," Working Papers halshs-01248302, HAL.
    5. Bénédicte Aldebert & Rani Jeanne Dang & Christian Longhi, 2011. "Innovation in the tourism industry : the case of tourism@," Post-Print halshs-00721551, HAL.
    6. Romeo Danielis, Lucia Rotaris, Eva Valeri, 2012. "Carsharing for tourists," RIEDS - Rivista Italiana di Economia, Demografia e Statistica - Italian Review of Economics, Demography and Statistics, SIEDS Societa' Italiana di Economia Demografia e Statistica, vol. 66(2), pages 103-119.
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    Sharing; platform economy; travel; transport; tourism industry;

    JEL classification:

    • L91 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Transportation: General
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O35 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Social Innovation

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