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Uber harmful? : Estimating the effect of ride-sharing on the perceived employability of Romanian taxi drivers

Bololoi, C.M. (2018) Uber harmful? : Estimating the effect of ride-sharing on the perceived employability of Romanian taxi drivers.

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Abstract:This bachelor thesis takes an unorthodox approach regarding research in the platform economy. This paper focuses on Romanian taxi drivers and how perceived employability shapes the perception of the threat of ridesharing. Perceived employability is an individual’s perceived ability of getting into new, better or equal employment (Berntson, 2008). The main research question can be summarized as : “Is there a relationship between the threat of ride-sharing and level the perceived employability of taxi drivers in Romania?” The main hypothesis of this research was that there is a negative relationship between the level of perceived employability and the perceived threat of ridesharing. In other words, it was hypothesized that as the level of perceived employability goes up, the perception of the threat of ridesharing goes down. This bachelor thesis follows a cross-sectional research design. Data was collected through an online survey aimed at Romanian taxi drivers. To this extent, an independent data-collection effort was set-up. Statistical analysis was undertaken, through correlation analysis, independent samples t-tests, as well as regression analysis. Results confirmed the main hypothesis. There is a statistically significant negative relationship between the perceived threat of ridesharing and the level of perceived employability.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75736
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