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.

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...

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...

On 25 May 2015, the Court of Milan approved an interim injunction against Uber's 'UberPop' service, which matches demand for car rides with providers owning private cars. This was in favour of various Taxi Drivers Associations who had...

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...

3 March 2018 - An increasing number of citizens order food in the internet. Thousands of couriers deliver it. Their work is risky, they do not earn much. Now the drivers start to stand up against their employers. (German: 3 März 2018 -...

11 July 2017 - Uber Technologies Inc. tried to assuage investors’ concerns Tuesday that a series of scandals were taking a toll on the business. It told them to expect improved bookings, narrower losses and a possible settlement with...

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