The growth of the sharing economy has important implications for the financial well-being of many millions of individuals. Airbnb alone has more than 6 million listings around the world, an increase of more than 1 million in the last year. While this rapid growth has seen favourable conditions for these, no market has limitless growth. Recent disruption caused by COVID-19 in particular has significantly impacted on the industry. We are interested to how Airbnb hosts deal with market downturns, and to see if they have an risk management and exit strategy.
We are also interested in other entrepreneurship activities in the sharing economy.
Contact the supervisor for more information.