Saturday July 20, 2024
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Podcast - Prof. John Colley (Warwick Business School) on gig economy and ultrafast grocery delivery (q-commerce)

Professor John Colley from the Warwick Business School
Professor John Colley from the Warwick Business School

 

 

Professor John Colley from the Warwick Business School discusses developments in gig economy delivery and ultrafast grocery delivery (q-commerce). We cover:

 

 

 

 

  • Demise of rapid, ultrafast delivery

  • Difficult economics ultrafast delivery

  • High costs of q-commerce never passed on to consumers

  • Supermarket chains acquiring failed rapid delivery startups

  • Availability of venture capital funding

  • Gig economy delivery model

  • Regulation of gig economy

  • Workers' rights and driver strike action

  • Lack of profitability and growth in gig economy delivery

  • Difference between markets

  • Affluence vs low minimum wages as an indicator of gig economy delivery model viability

  • History repeating itself with ride hailing

  • Batching of fast food orders

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