February 27, 2020

Airbnb’s promise then and now

Interior of a window-filled airbnb


  • Airbnb has undeniably caused friction as legislation and regulation catches up to a new category in the hotel industry.

This podcast was originally published in
Harvard Business Review.

In this episode of HBR’s podcast After Hours, Professors Youngme Moon, Felix Oberholzer-Gee, and Mihir Desai debate Airbnb’s recent emphasis on superhosts (professional investors) and how well the company is managing growth amid backlash from cities like New York City.

HBR After Hours
“There are these amazing network economics, it’s distrupting an interesting industry, and it’s got this great origin story … I am worried it’s too good to be true.”


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