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.

Crowdsourcing services, such as MTurk, have opened a large pool of participants to researchers. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to confidently acquire a sample that matches a given demographic, psychographic, or behavioral dimension...

This article evaluates the job quality of work in the remote gig economy. Such work consists of the remote provision of a wide variety of digital services mediated by online labour platforms. Focusing on workers in Southeast Asia and...

Worker-task assignments represent one of the critical issues in crowdsourcing, as they affect the quality of task results. This study addresses the problem of forming worker groups assigned to the same task in a task stream that...

This dissertation focuses on digital platforms and apps connecting pools of workers, employers and clients instantaneously. These working arrangements call into question the suitability and effectiveness of the current employment...

Crowdworker online communities – operating in fora like mTurkForum and TurkerNation – are an important actor in microwork markets. Albeit central to market dynamics, how the behavior of crowdworker communities and the dynamics of online...

3 March 2017 - In February, 14 Top Testers from across Germany joined Testbirds and IG Metall (a German Worker’s Union) to start a dialogue about fair crowd working. Andreas, Michèle, Alexander, Astrid, Jan and Hermann share their...

Machinery and technology have always been a major driving force for growth, and in many countries advancements have resulted in a workforce well able to exploit the power of machines and computers to create prosperity for the Danish...

Self-correction for crowdsourced tasks is a two-stage setting that allows a crowd worker to review the task results of other workers; the worker is then given a chance to update his/her results according to the review. Self-correction...

The digital economy will sharply erode the traditional employer-employee relationship. For today's youth, the future of work may be more uncertain than ever. The confluence of two digital forces will dramatically reshape tomorrow's...

This paper examines how working in the global labour market of Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) impacts upon and is understood by two different groups of workers. To do this we report on two qualitative studies; one of US and another of...

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