Category: Publications

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 This book deconstructs the ‘sharing’ marketing narratives surrounding Airbnb and similar platforms. It provides a conceptual analysis of the ‘sharing economy’ and accommodation sector and furthers the ongoing discussion surrounding Airbnb and the social sustainability of city tourism. The volume analyses the touristification of neighbourhoods in the context of broader 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