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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With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping everyone at home, many companies and institutions such as MoMA, NASA, and Leica have now released online databases or virtual courses to make social distancing period as entertaining and productive as...

Airbnb is facing a big challenge due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a deep decline in the travel industry. The crisis has also posed great challenge to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, who's largely a self-taught manager and has...

According to a new announcement from Amazon, its grocery delivery service Amazon Fresh will now put new customers on a waitlist amid a massive surge in demand due to social distancing and stay-at-home orders. The company also announced...

This paper offers a critical analysis of ‘sharing’ as a discursive formation in the emerging on-demand economy or, as its more commonly known, ‘sharing’ economy. The set of firms and digital platforms that constitute the on-demand...

In the framework of the so-called “sharing economy”, the number of on-demand companies matching labour supply and demand is on the rise. These schemes may enlarge opportunities for people willing to find a job or to top up their...

This policy brief provides a first set of empirical evidence on the major digital platforms operating in Italy. The analysis focuses on global platforms (Amazon, Google and Facebook); labour platforms providing food-delivery (Deliveroo...

This report on the scale of platform work in the Netherlands was commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (Ministerie van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid). The study investigates primarily on-location (gig) work,...

With more people engaging in work for on-demand companies such as Uber (driving), Care.com (child care and home care), TaskRabbit (home services) and Postmates (delivery), the question of whether workers are “employees” or “independent...

On-demand labor platforms offer many in-person services, from ride-hailing to childcare. However, scholars have focused on ride-hailing, leading to a model of “Uberization” that entails the informalization of work. We argue that online...

Short-stay accommodation provider in touch with Irish Government about new initiative. Airbnb is hoping to persuade hosts to house 100,000 healthcare professionals and frontline workers across the world for free during the Covid-19...