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.

There are now an estimated 1.1 million people in Britain’s gig economy, which is nearly as many workers as in the National Health Service (NHS) England. Given this enormous potential for growth of the gig economy, the RSA set out to...

Developments in online technology have transformed traditional labour markets by creating opportunities for people and businesses to participate in a larger-than-ever global marketplace for contract labour. Simple manual tasks,...

An emerging literature argues that changes in the allocation of workplace 'tasks' between capital and labor, and between domestic and foreign workers, has altered the structure of labor demand in industrialized countries and fostered...

Trust and reputation systems represent a significant trend in decision support for Internet mediated service provision. The basic idea is to let parties rate each other, for example after the completion of a transaction, and use the...

Considerable evidence points to the diminished significance of 'labour' as an industrial and political movement, as a sociological descriptor, and as a distinct field of public policy. This prompts the question: what should labour law...

Contemporary capitalism is characterized by the expansion of the digital economy, in which new forms of exploitation and of value creation are taking place. In particular, in the gig economy cheap labour is organized and managed via...

The thesis analyses the way in which the fourth industrial revolution is affecting the right to work, rights at work and to social protection and the capacity of states to protect, respect and fulfil those rights. It offers a discussion...

15 January 2018 (Brussels) - Despite demonstrations by Deliveroo couriers in Brussels, Liège, Antwerp, Malines and Ghent, the meal home-delivery platform, Deliveroo, boasted on Sunday that it had seen a “growth of 34% in the number of...

The report, released by the Office of the Inspector General for Social Affairs in France (IGAS), presents the first attempt in France to describe and analyze in detail the various social challenges related to collaborative platforms...

Platform, open/user innovation, and ecosystem strategies embrace and enable interactions with external entities. Firms pursuing these approaches conduct business and interact with environments differently than those pursuing traditional...

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