Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Uber Technologies, Inc. is a peer-to-peer ridesharing, food delivery, and transportation network managed in San Francisco, California. Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp developed the idea for the ridesharing app in 2008, after experiencing difficulty hailing a cab. They originally designed the app to be used in major metropolitan areas, but the business inevitably took off; it now operates in 633 cities worldwide. In 2017, Uber claimed that the company earned roughly $7.5 billion in revenue, employed more than 12,000 “independent drivers,” and connected over one billion people (“Finding the Way”). Though widely successful and heralded as a major influencer in the “gig economies,”1 or “sharing economies,”2 its role in the vanguard has attracted much criticism and engendered a plethora of lawsuits. According to the Courthouse News database, Uber has been sued at least 433 times in 2017 alone (Kahn, Robert).
Hagemeier, C. (2018). A Commentary on Litigation Involving Uber Technologies, Inc.. Economics Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/econuht/25