Category Archives: Sharing economy Back

Wild ride : inside Uber’s quest for world domination (book)

Author: Adam Lashinsky Uber is one of the most fascinating and controversial businesses in the world, both beloved for its elegant ride-hailing concept and heady growth and condemned for CEO Travis Kalanick’s ruthless pursuit of success at all cost. Despite the company’s significance to the on-demand economy and the mobile revolution, and the battle for … Read more

Splend founder Chris King on why his car hire startup has planted more than 10,500 trees

On-demand car hire startup Splend has planted more than 10,500 trees to offset the carbon emissions of its driver community, and founder Chris King says startups “can’t afford not to be passionate about sustainability”. The trees were planted in partnership with not-for-profit climate action organisation Greenfleet to offset Splend’s fleet of more than 1000 vehicles, … Read more

New research resource available for entrepreneurs!

We currently have a short trial of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database. This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample … Read more

Value of Australia’s sharing economy hits $15 billion, while concerns around future of work grow

“The value of Australia’s sharing economy is expected to hit $55 billion across the next five years, having risen from $14.5 billion to over $15.1 billion in six months thanks to over two thirds of Australians now actively spending on or earning from a sharing economy service. The latest RateSetter Sharing Economy Trust Index, which … Read more

‘Choking’ fears if home delivery left unregulated

“Everything we desire from the booming convenience economy is now just a swipe of our smartphones away. But according to Melbourne academic, Australia’s capitals face the same traffic-congested “choking” fate as central London if the burgeoning economy is left unregulated. Dr Ian Woodcock from RMIT’s School of Global, Urban and Social Science warns inner-city, ‘to-your-door’ services … Read more

Country boy takes on supermarkets with new startup: “We’ve modelled the business on AirBnB and Uber”

“A new Aussie startup is hoping to cut out the middleman and deliver fresh produce straight from the farm to shoppers’ doors. Aussie Food To You has been launched by entrepreneur and business consultant Peter Askew as a response to growing demand, nationally and internationally, for fresh Australian produce. “My current business is involved in a lot … Read more