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 2017, Uber released the number of drivers operational in London, the UK. This article takes a look at the numbers of drivers and the estimates of their income as presented by Uber and uses these to calculate how many London drivers...

The digital economy is growing fast, especially in developing countries. Yet the meaning and metrics of the digital economy are both limited and divergent. The aim of this paper is to review what is currently known in order to develop a...

In Race Against the Machine, MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee advance an explanation for why median income has stopped rising in the U.S. and why societies and economies are becoming more unequal. Drawing on research by their...

Many millennials are gravitating toward the gig economy of temporary and freelance jobs, enabled to do so by the rise of sharing-economy companies such as Uber and the increasing popularity of social media. Many who have taken this...

Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is an online marketplace for work, where Requesters post Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs) for Workers to complete for varying compensation. Past research has focused on the quality and generalizability of...

Crowdsourcing is an online, distributed problem-solving and production model already in use by businesses such as Threadless.com, iStockphoto.com, and InnoCentive.com. This model, which harnesses the collective intelligence of a crowd...

For certain types of problems, crowds can outperform your company. You just need to know when - and how - to use them.

This article breaks down various terms such as sharing economy and collaborative consumption.

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...

We seek to make Germany and Europe, with their core competences in industrial value added and production, into a leading location for digital industrial production and to make extensive use of the potential presented by digitalisation...

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