PhD Studentship: How are digital platform innovations re-configuring urban mobility systems?
SCI’s Mike Hodson and Andy McMeekin have recently been awarded an AMBS PhD Studentship that addresses the question: how are digital platform innovations reconfiguring urban mobility systems?
The PhD will undertake research at the interface of innovation studies and urban studies that synthesises two debates: first, the emergence of digital platforms as a new business model; and second, urban transitions to sustainable mobility.
Digital platforms are mediating many areas of life and have often been understood through the lens of business models. It is cities, though, where many platforms are being experimented with. This appears to have implications for how urban services, such as mobility, energy, water and waste, are organised. This PhD will focus on mobility, where a large number of platforms, such as ride-hailing, journey planning and on-demand mobility services, are emerging. The successful applicant will undertake theoretically-informed case study research on how platforms are being experimented with in particular cities and the implications for urban mobility transitions.
Further details of the Studentship, including how to apply, can be found at the following link