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.

This article presents the first ever findings regarding collective organisation among Southeast Asian and Sub-Saharan African online freelancers. Previous research is limited to either conventional freelancers or 'microworkers' who do...

Via a non-exhaustive mapping of various examples in Western European countries, this Working Paper explores to what extent the collective representation and voice of digital platform workers are being shaped by current dynamics in the...

This project investigates issues of new autonomous workers in the advanced tertiary sector in Europe and of their collective representation is thoroughly investigated.The aim is to map the roles of representative organisations,...

This paper examines challenges to freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining for workers in the gig economy, and explores the broad range of strategies that gig-economy workers are using...

Collective bargaining is changing to to the rise of digital work marketplaces. Platforms such as Upwork, Freelancer and Fiverr mediate the auctioning of work. Clients post tasks and workers bid on them. Interviews with 120 digital...

The most recent studies have focused on the classification of the working activities carried out by the so-called “riders,” differentiating between self-employment and employment, suggesting the reintroduction of other types of working...

The 'sharing economy' and the collaborative economy are shaping new forms of employment in which digital platforms enable multilateral work relationships. This article discusses some initiatives aimed at the collective protection of...

This paper provides a conceptual and theoretical overview of rapidly growing labor platforms, focusing on how they represent both continuity and change in the world of work and its regulation. We first lay out the logic of different...

Information and communication technologies (hereinafter, ICTs) open new opportunities for collective labour rights but they also are a source of emerging threats. On the one hand, ICTs can develop a role in the renewal of collective...

Official strike statistics do not sufficiently describe worker resistance in food platforms. The workers have irregular employment status, and they tend to use informal strikes and protest tactics. This makes data collection based on...

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