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.

1 June 2016 - Food delivery workers cycle and drive their cars to homes and work places of hungry clients to bring them millions of restaurant meals this year. Home delivery services are expanding rapidly, but there is no collective...

A section of app-based taxi drivers of Ola and Uber in Delhi are staying off the roads of the capital today. However, their strike seems to have little impact on Delhiites and those living in the National Capital Region. Regular users...

13 August 2016 - 'An individual’s employment statusis determined by the reality of the working relationship and not the type of contract they have signed,' says the Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy. As Deliveroo...

The rise of the sharing economy can save Australians more than $500 million on taxi bills, help them to put underused property and other assets to work, and increase employment and income for people on the fringe of the job market. The...

19 October 2015 - Uber drivers have decided to challenge the United States-based giant. The drivers revealed to France Info that VTC drivers (VTC stands for not affiliated to taxi companies) have created their own app, entirely ‘for VTC...

In the era of the gig economy, the job performance is now influenced by the customer rating system. A new London's Employment Tribunal judgment approaches the Uber London issue focusing also on customer feedback. Since drivers are...

Gig economy workers enjoy flexibility in choosing certain aspects of their work. Nonetheless, platform companies still need to control workers’ behaviors to scale their business and ensure customers quality service. Mechanisms of...

12 April 2018- Employees of Delivery Hero, the German equivalent of Grubhub, are calling for better working conditions. A court decision could strengthen their case, and affect how much power German startups have to share with labor....

9 November 2017 - "The so-called gig-economy is celebrated, maligned, fetishized, and qualified by analysts. Whether it is called the collaborative, platform, crowd-sourcing, or sharing-economy, the rise of peer-to-peer exchanges does...

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...

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