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 most countries, a standard (or core) model of employment relationship (i.e. full-time work under an open-ended employment contract) typically receives the greatest labour and social security protection, with divergent work...

Within the broad theme ’Organisational fragmentation and work: individual and collective relationships‘, to which the Study Days of the Association for the year 2017 were dedicated, it was decided to focus on the answers that the...

Create your own business to market products or services all over the world, make your gardening or handyman skills available, dine or sleep ‘at home’, use a taxi or a car with driver, rent a boat, pool skills to create a useful service...

The internet, which is cheaply available all the time to everybody, provides companies the opportunity to enter into very short-term contracts to realise individual services (gigs) with service providers rather than entering permanent...

According to the classical analytic categories (continuity/discontinuity; complementarity/substitutive) and putting aside the polarizing public and scientific debates, the powerful impact of the digitalisation of individual/collective...

The demand for on-demand work is growing in line with it becoming more common to mediate services through digital platforms. For some it may be an opportunity to generate income quickly and in an uncomplicated way and to quickly build...

3 March 2017 - Workers on demand try to fight exploitation using the same technological weapons as the giants of the web. The Fordist factory of old is gone, and the just-in-time contractors wander around in search of more social...

The Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy was formed in April 2017. The Panel’s purpose was to provide advice and expertise to ongoing policy development on the collaborative economy and to make recommendations to...

2 July 2018 - “Gig economy” or “online platform” companies that provide personal labor services—Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, Handy, Instacart, Grubhub, and others—challenge American law’s system for classifying workers as “employees” or “...

Work-on-demand via Application encompasses the outsourcing of very traditional jobs, such as driving or cleaning, to workers engaged by digital platforms as independent contractors. According to recent studies and empirical findings,...

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