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Uwarunkowania konkurencji między taksówkami a Uberem
Conditions of competition between taxis and Uber

Author(s): Michał Beim
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Commercial Law
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Wydziału Zarządzania Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Taxi; Uber; sharing economy; transport policy; legal frameworks

Summary/Abstract: Technological development leads to the blurring of divisions between traditional forms of transport, creating opportunities for the development of new services. The start of Uber services is one of the examples of the use of ICT technologies and the implementation of the principles of the sharing economy. For public opinion, Uber services have been recognized as a direct competitor for taxis. Although the legal conditions favor taxis in urban traffic, the technological solutions have enabled Uber to build a competitive advantage. Legal frameworks, if a given country has not equated Uber with taxis, may be a factor increasing the competitiveness of taxis, especially those associated with modern applications such as MyTaxi, iTaxi or partly Taxify. The paper analyzes the legal conditions of the taxi system in Poland, pointing to potential advantage points

  • Issue Year: 7/2018
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 94-102
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish