Understanding Sharing Economy Platforms

We live in the age of platforms which connect producers and consumers for a wide variety of goods and services.  These platforms have enabled collaborative consumption leading to the coining of the term “sharing economy”.

Research Objective

This research aims to understand the sharing economy platforms.  Specifically, what prevents the consumers from directly approaching the producer instead of going to the platform for subsequent transactions?

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Current Research

This quick survey (takes 2 minutes) covers Cab-Sharing platforms such as Uber and Ola, Home Sharing platform Airbnb and the platforms for Professional Services such as UrbanClap and TaskRabbit.
The link to Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/GXHwk24PfNVaI8fE2