Will we be the owners of bicycles? The Coronavirus puts the sharing economy in crisis (Saremo padroni di biciclette? Coronavirus manda in crisi la Sharing Economy)

The COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably slowed the development of platform economy. Platform giants, including Airbnb and Uber, have announced massive job cuts due to the plummeted demand during the pandemic. It has led to the concern whether such business model would be ended. This article gives an in-depth discussion on the current challenges and opportunities posed by the COVID-19 pandemic for the platform economy.

Sarfatti M. (2020), ‘Saremo padroni di biciclette? Coronavirus manda in crisi la Sharing Economy’, Corriere della Sera, 5 Jun.


  • Article
  • Yes
  • accommodation, transport
  • On-location platform-determined routine work
  • Airbnb, Uber
  • COVID-19
  • English
  • Corriere (Publisher)
  • 2020
  • Open access
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