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.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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This paper aims to understand the self-organization phenomenon among the workers of Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk), a well-known crowdsourcing platform. Specifically, we explored 1) why MTurk workers self-organize into online...

Airbnb is widely recognized as a disruptive innovation in the tourism industry. While separate studies have examined various factors affecting consumers' adoption of Airbnb, the literature has largely focused on a handful of factors in...

Although freelancing work has grown substantially in recent years, in part facilitated by a number of online labor marketplaces, traditional forms of "in-sourcing" work continue being the dominant form of employment. This means that, at...

13 February 2017 - The Oxford Internet Institute's iLabour project aims to understand how worker voice and collective action in the global gig or platform economy shape institutions and records, analyses and visualises this new form of...

CSCW researchers have become interested in crowd work as a new form of collaborative engagement, that is, as a new way in which people's actions are coordinated in order to achieve collective effects. We address this area but from a...

23 January 2015 - There’s a lot of uncertainty about how much money Uber drivers make and whether being an Uber driver is, as the company says, an ideal part-time job. Uber released a research paper on Thursday that claimed to give...

The purpose of this paper is to examine the manner in which advocates of crowdsourcing reconfigure the classical sociological treatment of the crowd. The approach taken conceives of the semantics of crowd theorizing in three phases,...

Trade unions around the globe have realized that insecure forms of work are not simply a short term response of employers to temporary economic problems, but instead have become an entrenched feature of many firms’ human resource...

The Time of Opportunities project uncovers new realities in the working world. In this report SAK publishes findings of one of the project themes: employee empowerment in the platform economy. This project sought to investigate the...

30 July 2018 - On July 8 and 15, the Parisian deliverymen of the CLAP (Collectif des livreurs autonomes de Paris) as well as other collectives in Nantes and Bordeaux called for a « massive disconnection », the dates chosen being the...