Author: jaoskam

The Future of Airbnb and the ‘Sharing Economy’. The Collaborative Consumption of our Cities

Bristol: Channelview, 2019. Order here: http://www.channelviewpublications.com/display.asp?k=9781845416720 Book review: Pascal Scherrer, Journal of Tourism Futures: “What a great little book! This book is a must-read for any researcher, policy maker and eligible voter.” Description:: This book deconstructs the ‘sharing’ marketing narratives surrounding Airbnb and similar platforms. It provides a conceptual analysis of the ‘sharing economy’ and accommodation Read More …

Innovation in Hospitality Education. Anticipating the Educational Needs of a Changing Profession

Oskam, Jeroen, Dekker, Daphne M., Wiegerink, Karoline (Eds.). Cham: Springer, 2018. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319613789. This book analyses the development of hospitality education from vocational to higher education, and discusses the positioning of hotel schools. It addresses questions such as: Should hospitality management become part of generic business education? Are the technical training programmes that have defined the Read More …

What’s mine is yours—but at what price? Dynamic pricing behavior as an indicator of Airbnb host professionalization

Jeroen Oskam, Jean-Pierre van der Rest, Benjamin Telkamp (2018), Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management 17(5): 311-323. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41272-018-00157-3 This paper seeks to clarify the nature of the urban vacation rental business, in particular in relation to the so-called ‘‘Sharing Economy,’’ by analyzing the dynamic pricing behavior of Airbnb hosts in  Amsterdam. It explores Airbnb’s host ‘‘professionalization,’’ building on the strategic Read More …

Airbnb aan de kust

Jorrit Bijl, Carmen Willemsen, Jeroen Oskam, Leonore Verhaak (2017). Airbnb aan de kust. Vlissingen/Den Haag: Kenniscentrum Kusttoerisme/Hotelschool The Hague. http://www.kenniscentrumtoerisme.nl/l/library/download/20100