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 Working Paper brings together two parallel but complementary approaches to the impact of the platform economy on working conditions and social law. The first part of the study shows that the business models of some platforms is a...

The report is about working in the platform economy. It offers a new, strict definition for platform work, summons quantitative and qualitative data of the extent of platform-mediated work and workers, outlines problems related to...

Digital labour platforms are defined as digital networks that coordinate labour services in an algorithmic way. The rise of digital labour platforms can reshape work organisation and tasks distribution across the workforce, posing new...

The platform economy is the result of a technological environment in which the availability and generalization of a set of interacting technologies gives rise to and opens the possibility of generating new types of business that disrupt...

This report maps a kaleidoscopic array of platform-mediated working arrangements, by clustering the findings into three main subsets (passenger transport services, professional crowdsourcing, on-demand work at the client’s premises)....

The Research Center "Work of the Future" (Arbeit der Zukunft) of the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung publishes a revised presentation of the model of Digital Social Security (DSS) by Enzo Weber. The model provides a solution to the problem of...

This study assesses the business environment affecting the collaborative economy across six themes (accommodation, transport, finance, public administration, business support and alignment) in the 28 EU Member States. The study has...

This study investigates five peer-to-peer (P2P) platform markets and identifies the main issues for peer consumers and peer providers from the perspective of consumer policy. Online P2P transactions via platforms present both benefits...

This paper explores the increasing diffusion of digital labour platforms, i.e. online software which facilitates the interaction between buyers and sellers of paid labour services through matching algorithms and structured information...

Demands from MEPs of the European Parliament Employment Committee include transparent work contract from day one, a specific set of rights for workers in non-traditional jobs, and a non-renewable six-month probationary period.

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