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.

Recent earning reports from companies like Lyft, Uber, and Airbnb show that COVID-19 is devastating the gig economy. Lyft saw a drop in ridership of almost 80% in late March. Uber’s losses grew by 190% as the company laid off 3,700...

This article inaugurates a periodic newsletter updating on the cooperative digital economy. It shares practical and theoretical insights situated in their political contexts — from research papers, news articles, and podcasts, to...

Airbnb laid off its contract workers during a Zoom call with CEO Brian Chesky. It also postponed summer internships until 2021. An Airbnb contractor told Business Insider that many people were caught off guard by the announcement, which...

The classification of platform workers for companies like Uber, Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash and Postmates has long been a topic of debate. Since California worker-protection bill AB5 became law, some companies have gone to great lengths...

This research investigates some cases of cooperative platforms in the field of worker-owned cooperation and consumer cooperation and explores the effects of the merger of platform technology with cooperation. The research focuses on the...

The aim of the paper is to analyse the features of the digital labour connected with the so-called platform economy. Many platform-based business models rely on a new composition of capital capable of capturing personal information and...

The YouTubers Union, a community-based movement fighting for the rights of content creators and users, has joined forces with IG Metall, Germany's largest union and Europe's largest trade union. Together, they have launched a joint...

A new survey of app-based ride-hailing and food and grocery- delivery workers in San Francisco underscores the financial vulnerability of workers in the gig economy — and the coronavirus COVID-19 has made their plight much worse,...

The nascent YouTubers Union has joined forces with Europe’s largest trade union. It is pushing YouTube to be more transparent in decision-making—and arguing that the company’s current practices violate data privacy laws.

This article gives a brief introduction of why and how YouTubers Union was founded, and the FairTube campaign success. In 2018, YouTube content creator Jörg Sprave formed the YouTubers Union after changes in the algorithm negatively...

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