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.

We examine how the entry of gig-economy platforms influences local entrepreneurial activity. On one hand, such platforms may reduce entrepreneurial activity by offering a stable employment for the un- and under-employed. On the other...

In 2017, Uber released the number of drivers operational in London, the UK. This article takes a look at the numbers of drivers and the estimates of their income as presented by Uber and uses these to calculate how many London drivers...

Over the past four years, transportation network companies (TNCs), primarily Uber and
Lyft, have convinced legislators in the vast majority of states to overrule and preempt local regulations and strip drivers of rights. The speed...

In an otherwise turbulent year, Uber — which operates in 600 cities across 78 countries — managed to give four billion rides in 2017 alone. That’s significant for a company that for its entire existence hit the five billion total rides...

1 January 2018 (Amsterdam) - A group of about 80 angry Deliveroo food deliverers went on strike on New Years Eve. They refused to deliver meals in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Haarlem between 17.00 and 20.00 o’clock that evening. The riders...

26 January 2018 (Amsterdam) - More than 30 Dutch Deliveroo delivery workers will be demonstrating against their employer in Brussels tomorrow, reports trade union FNV Jong. The Dutch riders will support their colleagues in the Belgian...

A frequent belief is that the rise of the " sharing economy " has led to the displacement of workers in a wide range of traditional jobs. This paper examines the impacts of the flagship of the sharing economy—Uber—on workers employed in...

This article assesses the validity of many of the assumptions made about work in the on-demand economy and analyses whether proposals advanced for improving workers’ income security are sufficient for remedying current shortcomings. It...

Sharing is a phenomenon as old as humankind, while collaborative consumption and the 'sharing economy' are phenomena born of the Internet age. This paper compares sharing and collaborative consumption and finds that both are growing in...

Access-based consumption, defined as transactions that can be market mediated but where no transfer of ownership takes place, is becoming increasingly popular, yet it is not well theorized. This study examines the nature of access as it...

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