Political Analysis Of Uber

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Chapter 4
Data Analysis
Political Analysis
Uber 's approach of bending the rules and asking for forgiveness instead of permission thrives in countries with flexible legal systems based in common law, like US and Canada. For instance, in the US, Uber has managed to manipulate customer enthusiasm to put pressure on local politicians, getting them to formulate laws that allow the company to operate. However, such approach is difficult in civil law countries like Germany, China, France and so on. This is because civil laws are based on doctrines and core principles, and therefore, very rigid and hard to manipulate (Manangi, 2017). Thus, Uber faces huge operating risk in Germany, as well as most other European states where it has its operations. There is constant interference by the government and legal bodies with Uber 's operations and service delivery. Uber’s head of policy in Europe, Mark MacGann, insists German taxi unions have lobbied hard to force Uber out of the German market. (Scott, 2016)
Since its expansion to Germany in 2014, Uber has struggled to succeed, as it has constantly experienced roadblocks in its operations. Late last year, Uber pulled out of Frankfurt, Hamburg and Düsseldorf, because of heavy operating regulations; offering its services in just Berlin and Munich which is a small fraction of the industry across Germany (Scott, 2016). This retreat is because of a German court banning Uber from running services making use of unlicensed cab drivers and set

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