How Uber Helps The Entrepreneurial Economy

Forbes – May 25, 2016

Is the gig economy good for entrepreneurship? Competing theories were the starting point for a trio of business and management school professors. Gordon Burch of the University of Minnesota, Seth Carnahan at Michigan, and Temple’s Brad Greenwood decided to test the question, using as markers the über-platform of the gig economy, Uber, the on-demand delivery service Postmates, and the boot-strapping behemoth Kickstarter. They analyzed how the arrival of Uber and Postmates in a new city affects the local proclivity to launch crowdfunded projects on Kickstarter.

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