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.

The Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal is publishing a collection of papers on the gig-economy and labor law, edited by Valerio De Stefano (International Labour Office and Bocconi University). This collection, entitled “...

The digitalisation of work is creating new ways of intermediating work, with for example platforms intermediating work between individuals online. These so-called online collaborative platforms have the potential to fundamentally change...

Since 2015, the emergence of the new forms of work offered by online labour platforms is fuelling the debate on social protection of precarious workers and ‘bogus self-employment’. This study gathers evidence in support of the European...

France Strategy, Sharers & Workers (network on work transformations related to digital and the economy of the platforms co-animated by the Ires and Association employment employment Europe society, ASTREES) and the General...

The rapid growth of the collaborative economy has fuelled a discussion about its potential benefits and challenges. Moving the debate towards longer-term considerations the scenario-based JRC foresight project explores the possible...

This book discusses some of the rapidly emerging trends that define the digital economy and its interaction with the more traditional economic sectors, despite the increasingly blurry division line between the two. More importantly, the...

Crowd employment platforms enable firms to source labour and expertise by leveraging Internet technology. Rather than offshoring jobs to low-cost geographies, functions once performed by internal employees can be outsourced to an...

The thesis analyses the way in which the fourth industrial revolution is affecting the right to work, rights at work and to social protection and the capacity of states to protect, respect and fulfil those rights. It offers a discussion...

The report, released by the Office of the Inspector General for Social Affairs in France (IGAS), presents the first attempt in France to describe and analyze in detail the various social challenges related to collaborative platforms...

By 2016, 5% of Europeans have been providers of services in the sharing economy. Many workers in the sharing economy, like entrepreneurs in general, are in uncertain or disadvantaged situations and despite being prone to the same social...

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