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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The European Court of Justice has ruled that it is up to national courts to make decisions about employment status, but that a courier working for Yodel in the UK appeared to them to have been correctly classified as self-employed,...

Digitalisation is transforming societies and economies worldwide at an unprecedented scale and pace. In the wake of automation and digitalisation, new forms of employment have been emerging in various occupations and sectors, such as...

Though companies like Deliveroo or Foodora refuse to recognise them as employees, food delivery riders have taken a lead in organising workers in the gig economy.

This article explores Airbnb’s recent moves in the wake of a global travel slowdown and attempts to explain how Airbnb intends to not only survive but to come out of the pandemic with enough user trust to get back to work

Airbnb announced an additional $1 billion raise in debt and equity from two of the aforementioned private equity firms, Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners. Though at the time it said the funds would support its ongoing work to invest...

Thanks to algorithmic management, the digital platform sector does not require sophisticated governance structures and labour intensity tends to be higher than in traditional sectors. So, why aren’t usually digital labour platforms...

The coronavirus has decimated the travel industry and Airbnb. Airbnb has been busily redesigning its products. These include rethinking its home screen and app landing pages to reflect a world where short-term stays are out and longer-...

The COVID-19 crisis has posed great challenges for the sharing economy, including its platforms, the platform workers, and investors’ decision on this industry. This article explores the challenges faced by the big platform companies,...

The UK competition authority gives its provisional agreement for the financing of Deliveroo by Amazon. The reason is that the home meal delivery service is in financial difficulty due to the COVID-19 epidemic which is causing a sharp...

Uber has decided to support medical and nursing staff during the COVID-19 crisis. It will offer 50,000 free rides and as many meals to the staff of nursing homes, home help services and seniors’ services residences until 31 May....

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