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.

This study analyses the extent, structure and development of non-standard employment (NSE) in Europe as well as its consequences on economic performance and social inclusion. In this study, we follow the definition of NSE used by the...

This article identifies some of the most important themes and questions that scholars and policymakers ought to address as they seek not only a sharper understanding of the platform economy's effects in the global South, but also the...

Digitalisation, automation and technological change have brought about shifts in the occupational structure, the place and the timing of work, and career patterns, putting a further strain on the standard employment relationship. In the...

The recent surge of digital labour platforms has led to new forms of work organisation and tasks distribution across the workforce. This has raised several questions about the functioning and the benefits deriving from the...

Reputation is often seen as central to the coordination of transactions in sharing economy platforms. Participants perform a double role regarding reputation manage-ment: while engaging in exchanges with other peers, they build their...

This article identifies questions regarding the future of employment and wonders how the protections inherent in labor law can function when reality is rapidly transforming the way we work? What is the status of gig work and what are...

The introduction of the platform economy in Europe has sparked debate on the challenges it raises for workers, companies, social partners, governments and other stakeholders, and how these challenges can be addressed. This paper...

Crowdsourcing has emerged as new pattern of digitally mediated collaboration. It refers to the outsourcing of certain tasks to an undefined mass of people through an open call. In a crowdsourcing model is always the role of the client;...

Women make up 80% of the 67 million domestic workers globally. The on-demand economy for domestic work is growing rapidly in developing countries. The potential benefits and risks attached to this burgeoning area of domestic work may...

New and emerging work relationships arising in the “online gig economy” do not fit easily into the existing legal definitions of “employee” and “independent contractor” status. The distinction is important because employees qualify for...

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