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.

On Monday 23 July 2018, the court in Amsterdam ruled that bicycle courier Sytze Ferweda is not an employee of Deliveroo. The courier had brought the case against Deliveroo and accused the company of being forced into a situation of ‘...

24 January 2018 - Meal delivery courier Sytze Ferweda (19) is suing his employer Deliveroo. Deliveroo has announced that from 1 February onwards it will only work with self-employed workers instead of entering into an employment...

Software algorithms are changing how people work in an ever-growing number of fields, managing distributed human workers at a large scale. In these work settings, human jobs are assigned, optimized, and evaluated through algorithms and...

17 August 2017 - As a result of the findings of the labour inspectorate, the transportation platform GoOpti is again forced to look for a new driver assurance system. Inspectors also prohibited GoOpti subcontractors from hiring sole...

27 April 2016 - To understand how the $60bn company is taking over the world, you need to stop thinking about cars. Every week in London, 30,000 people download Uber to their phones and order a car for the first time. The technology...

22 June 2017 - Journalist Yuki Kho wanted to know what it is like to work for an algorithm. For that reason, she got on a bike and started working for Foodora. The algorithm turned out to be even more ubiquitous and boring than a flesh...

Liss-Riordan sealed a major victory on December 9 2015, when the class action lawsuit she had filed on behalf of 8,000 California Uber drivers in 2013 was upgraded by a San Francisco judge to include basically every single Uber driver...

As an integral part of the emerging sharing economy, ridesourcing refers to transportation services that connect community drivers with passengers via mobile devices and applications. The spectacular growth of ridesourcing has sparked a...

This report presents the results of the Danish part of a large research project in seven countries, IRSDACE, funded by the EU Commission. The aim of the IRSDACE project, Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue in the Age of...

9 April 2015 - Ride-hailing service Uber likes to tout itself as a large-scale job creator. What it doesn't like to say is that most of its driver jobs are going to men. Uber promised to create 1 million driver jobs for women by 2020....

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