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 1 March 2017, the Court of Turin declared that Uber's 'Uberpop' service, which matches demand for car rides with provision by owners of private cars, violated competition law. The ruling took into account the precautionary measures...

23 May 2018 - On May 11, the Ninth Circuit dealt a blow to a Seattle city ordinance permitting Lyft and Uber drivers to unionize. However, the court’s ruling was not entirely unfavorable for “gig economy” workers. Lyft and Uber, along...

11 December 2015 - In this article, Uber shares its enthusiasm for its partnership in Estonia, which is well-known for having one of the most “customer”-friendly tax filing systems in the world. Today, every Estonian citizen can log...

7 September 2016 - In the bitter feud between tech firms and the taxi industry, drivers fight back with a killer app of their own: cooperative ownership. The largest taxi company in the Denver metro area is still mostly secret. On...

The sharing economy seemingly encompasses online peer-to-peer economic activities as diverse as rental (Airbnb), for-profit service provision (Uber), and gifting (Freecycle). The Silicon Valley success stories of Airbnb and Uber have...

In a ruling announced on 11 December 2015, the Court of Appeal ruled that the UBER Black business model violated competition law. A Berlin taxi operator had initially tried in vain to achieve through an express procedure that UBER B.V....

Uber manages a large, disaggregated workforce through its ridehail platform, one that delivers a relatively standardized experience to passengers while simultaneously promoting its drivers as entrepreneurs whose work is characterized by...

While the rise of platforms allowing for the sale of goods by commercial parties was openly embraced by society, the rise of platforms such as Uber and Airbnb, allowing non-professionals to offer services, has given rise to quite some...

6 February 2018 - The amendments to the law by which the Ministry of Infrastructure would allow the arrival of Uber, are opposed by taxis, trade unions and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. These parties are convinced that the...

The paper analyses American case law concerning the status of workers for platform economy firms such as Uber, Lyft, etc. It shows that these workers do not fall neatly into either the "employee" or the "independent contractor" category...

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