Platform economy database

Eurofound’s platform economy database provides information on publications, articles, court cases, initiatives and other outputs related to platform work, or those forms of work that are organised and mediated through online platforms (websites and apps). This resource provides metadata for each entry, such as the name of the author, year of publication, whether it concerns an open access or subscription-based material, a brief description of the content and where available a web link to a source from which eligible users may access content.

A technologically driven new organization of work has changed employment relations in a way unimaginable a decade ago. My findings demonstrate that gig work has profound but different roles in worker career strategies. In this project,...

This paper presents a review of current evidence and ideas relating to the digital gig economy (DGE): contingent (task- or project-based) intangible work delivered digitally and done for money, organised via online outsourcing platforms...

Many millennials are gravitating toward the gig economy of temporary and freelance jobs, enabled to do so by the rise of sharing-economy companies such as Uber and the increasing popularity of social media. Many who have taken this...

This study reports the main finding of a qualitative research project based on 150 phone and face-to-face interviews with people working in the UK gig economy in 2017. They were primarily asked about their motivations for undertaking...

The development of a fast and reliable Internet, new technologies online payment systems, and changes in work structure that enable and demand flexible working patterns have driven a move to a new form of Internet-enabled labour...