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JOEBM 2017 Vol.5(12): 373-377 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.18178/joebm.2017.5.12.541

Leasing Industry Based on Internet: A Study of the Bicycle-Sharing Program in China

Xuecheng Yang and Yang Yang
Abstract— The bicycle-sharing program has been developed rapidly around the world. Especially in Asia, many developing countries launch their own bike-sharing business to provide transportation convenience for citizens as well as protect the environment. Among these, China’s bike-sharing program has won a lot of attention due to a wide range of users and incomparable convenience. From a leasing industry perspective, this paper investigates how bike-sharing programs are developed and how leasing industry is mixed with bicycle-sharing industry. Taking Mobike as an example, the research analyzes its traits and business model, showing an advanced app that leading the bicycle-sharing industry in China. This study finds that bicycle-sharing system has risk in managing users’ account and that developing technology is the key to this industry. The results of current research have provided an insight into drawbacks of bicycle-sharing system and offer a more comprehensive understanding of this new leasing industry.

Index Terms— Bicycle-sharing, China, leasing industry, Mobike.

The authors are with the school of economics and management, Beijing university of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, 100876 China (e-mail: mailxuecheng@126.com, yangyang_mingshi@126.com).

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Cite: Xuecheng Yang and Yang Yang, " Leasing Industry Based on Internet: A Study of the Bicycle-Sharing Program in China," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 5, no.12, pp. 373-377, 2017.

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