A Glimpse into the Sharing Economy: An Analysis of Uber Driver-Partners in Egypt

25 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2017

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Nagla Rizk

American University in Cairo - School of Business; American University in Cairo - Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D)

Date Written: February 22, 2017

Abstract

The paper offers a glimpse of the driver side of the ride-sharing model in Egypt, provided through the eyes of the driver-partners themselves. Based on a field survey of a sample of Uber driver-partners in Cairo, I study this new form of work against the backdrop of expanding unemployment of the youth and the educated, and continuing employment in the informal sector. I emphasize the relevance of context, particularly the demographic, urban and economic challenges facing Egypt after the uprising of 2011.

Keywords: sharing economy, Uber, Egypt, unemployment

Suggested Citation

Rizk, Nagla, A Glimpse into the Sharing Economy: An Analysis of Uber Driver-Partners in Egypt (February 22, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2946083 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2946083

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