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.

Digital work/service platforms can offer affordable services to consumers, allow companies and clients greater opportunities to access talent, and provide flexible opportunities for earning income. But the rapid adoption of technology,...

Platform workers provide their services in the EU through the medium of digital work intermediaries or so-called ‘platform employers’. These platform employers are considered innovative because they enable people or organisations to...

A new report by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) on ‘Social security for the digital age’ addresses major trends in how social security is influenced by, and makes use of, new digital technologies. The report was...

In 2017-2018, the World Employment Confederation-Europe and UNI-Europa conducted a joint project on “Online talent platforms, labour market intermediaries and the changing world of work” in the framework of their EU Sectoral Social...

Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior—silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. The data compiled and portraits created are incredibly detailed, to the point of...

This paper analyzes digital platforms’ business models, the reasons for their success and the challengesthey present. Digital platforms offer an online forum for conducting transactions and therefore are able to dramatically reduce...

Uber manages a large, disaggregated workforce through its ridehail platform, one that delivers a relatively standardized experience to passengers while simultaneously promoting its drivers as entrepreneurs whose work is characterized by...

As concerns about unfairness and discrimination in “black box” machine learning systems rise, a legal “right to an explanation” has emerged as a compellingly attractive approach for challenge and redress. We outline recent debates on...

Gig economy jobs that depend on mobile applications allow workers’ movements to be monitored, evaluated, and exploited by their employers. The so-called “gig economy” has brought to light employers’ increasing ability and willingness to...

The internet, which is cheaply available all the time to everybody, provides companies the opportunity to enter into very short-term contracts to realise individual services (gigs) with service providers rather than entering permanent...

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