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Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Entrepreneurship and Regulatory Voids: The Case of Ridesharing

Journal Article
Deerfield, Amanda and Niklas Elert (2023). “Entrepreneurship and Regulatory Voids: The Case of Ridesharing”. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 47(5), 1568–1593.

Amanda Deerfield, Niklas Elert

We document the time it took for ridesharing to become legalized at the state level across the United States following its local (and often illegal) rollout. States with greater regulatory freedom passed legalizing legislation quicker, suggesting that regulatory freedom facilitates the accommodation of new forms of entrepreneurship.