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.

For many years, the most popular form of work relationship was the employment contract. In view of dynamic changes of the labour market and new forms of employment gaining popularity, employers more and more often conclude different...

We argue that reputation mechanisms used by platform markets suffer from two problems. First, buyers may draw conclusions about the quality of the platform from single transactions, causing a reputational externality across sellers....

23 June 2018 - For some Americans, sub-minimum-wage online tasks are the only work available. Technology has helped rid the American economy of many of the routine, physical, low-paid jobs that characterized the workplace of the last...

Work on digital platforms provides both opportunities and risks for workers. Risks may include their status of employment, level of income, social protectionand other benefits. To understand why workers undertake this form of work and...

The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt confirmed the judgment of the Regional Court of Frankfurt on UberPop of 18 March 2015 (Az. 3/08 O 136/14) and upheld the ban on use of the Uberpop app, based on providing paid transport services...

Alternative work arrangements such as independent contracting and temporary work are rising, with over 15% of the U.S. workforce engaged in such arrangements. In this symposium we explore the work processes of individuals in the gig...

16 August 2016 - "Last week ‘gig’ workers took to the streets in a show of public discontent. London’s Deliveroo couriers (moped or cycle riding workers who pick up food from restaurants and deliver it to customers) have begun a series...

30 July 2017 - Last week Krakow was abuzz with news that an “Uber helicopter” would visit Krakow, giving promotional rides for just 20 zł. It was ultimately delayed due to rain – but nevertheless, the app which pairs riders with drivers...

18 October 2017 - The workers are told to stay home by the bike food delivery companies after protesting too low pay. Now, they will ask the judge to recognise the employment relationship.

The paper considers crowd sourcing as a concept for organising a collaborative, interactive exchange of services based on Web 2.0. Up until now this approach has received little attention in scientific research, whereas in practice...

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