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Debu Purohit

Debu Purohit on The New Sharing Economy

September 15, 2015

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Debu Purohit

Debu Purohit
Ford Motor Company Professor of Business Administration

In our October 2015 Fuqua Faculty Conversation, Debu Purohit, Ford Motor Company Professor of Business Administration, presented:

The New Sharing Economy and its Effect on the Demand for Durable Goods

In this session, we discussed:

  • New models for studying durable goods
  • Platforms that allow peer-to-peer sharing
  • Two-Sided markets becoming more important
  • How Uber and Getaround can affect the demand for cars
  • How it’s affecting life at Fuqua

View Professor Purohit’s Bio


  1. Dear Debu:

    Loved this session! Would love to discuss the implications for healthcare! Just sent a request to connect on LinkedIn. Let’s talk soon!

    Cindy Eddins Collier, MHA, MSA, CPA, ABV, CFF, ASA, CVA, CMPE, CPHIT, CMEA, CEB
    100 Highland Park Village Suite 200
    Dallas, Texas 75205

    214 295 3295 Dallas Office
    614 783 1671 Mobile

  2. I wish I could have attended in person. Anything Debu thinks is interesting is worth tuning in for!

    Please share the link so those of us who’d like to catch up can do so.

  3. Thank you, Debu,

    The discussion was really thought provoking, as I remember your classes to be.


  4. Thanks for a great session, Debu. So much fun to be back in your classroom again!

  5. Thank you Debu!

  6. Val Skala Walker '90

    So nice to see one of my marketing profs again, and to see you doing so well! Hard to believe it’s been 25 years! Remember the Dunkin Donuts case where you got the young stats prof to wear the paper hat and bring in donuts? I made my way from P&G to IRI and now to MaxPoint digital advertising (based in Raleigh). – Val

  7. Godwin Pavamani

    Very interested in this subject and looking forward to the talk.

  8. Looking forward to it Debu! Hope things are well!

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