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.

Crowd sourcing and crowd work are currently still rather underresearched. Accordingly limited reliable information on medium- to long-run implications can be provided. Against this background, Jan Marco Leimeister, Shkodran Zogaj and...

With the term crowd sourcing, Jeff Howe in 2006 described the then new trend of outsourcing previously internally completed tasks over the internet to an unlimited amount of potential contributors (the ’crowd’). To do this, companies...

Recent organisational and technological changes à la Uber have generated a new labour-market fringe: a digital class of workers and contractors. In this paper we study the case of CoContest, a crowdsourcing platform for interior design...

Crowd working and crowd working platforms are central phenomena in the transition from the traditional hierarchy to the network-like platform organisation on the labour market. In this transition, hybrid employment biographies emerge as...

Digitalisation, also considered as the revolution of the 21st century, comprises the daily life, the work processes in industry as well as in services. In the framework of this substantial transformation completely new forms of work,...

Zhubajie/Witmart and other online crowdsourcing platforms have proliferated in China, and researchers have increasingly used them for subject recruitment. One critical question remains, however: what is the generalizability of the...

This study is based on a three-level methodological design which encompasses an expert survey in form of a workshop, a quantitative online survey and an ideas competition for crowd workers. Participants in the online survey were 165...

This article analyses the ways in which creative crowdwork is managed and controlled within social and economic power relations. It presents findings from a research project on creative crowdworkers focussing on aspects of management...

Schmidt's PhD thesis offers a comparison of Amazon Mechanical Turk (2005), the most prominent and infamous example for so-called microtasking or cognitive piecework, with the design of platforms for contest-based creative crowdwork, in...

Crowdsourcing has evolved into a powerful new instrument for companies. In the last years, crowdworking platforms that manage work systems as intermediaries between crowdsourcers and crowd workers have increasingly been used....

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