The Micromobility Sharing Schemes' Innovation: A Multi-Level Perspective Analysis on the City of Copenhagen

Lucio Nitti & Riccardo Giordano

Student thesis: Master thesis


Recent technological innovations have allowed the rising of new business models based on digital platforms, like bike and e-scooter sharing. Such digital platforms links demand and supply participants through innovative forms of value creation, delivery and capture. In this sense, the micromobility sharing schemes (MMSS) bear the potential to reduce car dependence and vehicle ownerships in short distance transports, thus helping cities to transition urban mobility towards more sustainable paradigms. The multi-level perspective (MLP) on sustainable transition is a theoretical framework that investigates the co-evolving transition processes throughout the interaction between three different analytical levels (socio-technical niches, regimes and landscape). The current study takes into consideration the use of the MLP in research on urban mobility transitions towards more sustainable paradigms. In particular, it examines the level of interplay when nicheinnovations (MMSS) conceptually break into an urban mobility context. The niches considered in this work include the dockless bike-sharing and e-scooter sharing. These technological innovations, have recently gained a high degree of momentum, thanks to their novel and unconventional way of performing mobility. The regimes identified in the case of urban mobility includes: the private cars; public transport; the individual bicycles. Finally, when it comes to the Landscape level, the study refers to those macro forces, such as political ones, that can heavily affect the socio-technical context

EducationsMSc in Accounting, Strategy and Control, (Graduate Programme) Final ThesisMSc in Management of Innovation and Business Development, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2019
Number of pages124
SupervisorsJohn K. Christiansen