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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Against the background of the increasing importance of digital platforms in the economy and society, the authors develop an integrated approach for a regulatory framework. Thereby, they particularly assess modules of an information and...

Nosedive, the first episode of the third season of the British series Black Mirror, released worldwide on Netflix in October 2016, depicts a dystopian reality where everyone can give a score to anybody else through a five-star system...

On Friday 16 February 2018, the first successful works council election took place at Deliveroo in Germany. A short time later, the works council was founded and the first points for its work were defined. The new employee...

26 August 2014 - Uber is arming teams of independent contractors with burner phones and credit cards as part of its sophisticated effort to undermine Lyft and other competitors. Interviews with current and former contractors, along with...

There has been a continuing, strong debate about the size of the gig economy and the pay earned by gig economy workers—specifically as gig work scope and pay relates to Uber, the leading gig economy firm. The debate has been fueled by a...

Coined shortly after the financial crisis in 2009, the so-called “gig economy” or “sharing economy” refers to the growing cadre of companies like Airbnb, Lyft, and TaskRabbit—platforms that employ temporary workers who provide a wide...

PwC has been commissioned by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy to determine the current state of the sharing economy in Finland. The aim of the survey is to provide an overview of the actors in the sharing economy, the size of...

Human capital theory – developed by neoclassical economists like Gary Becker and Theodore Schultz – is widely considered a useful way to explain how employees might enhance their value in organizations, leading to improved skill,...

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,...

Around the world, a new wave of peer-to-peer, access-driven businesses is shaking up established categories. Whether borrowing goods, renting homes, or serving up micro-skills in exchange for access or money, consumers are showing a...