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.

With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping everyone at home, many companies and institutions such as MoMA, NASA, and Leica have now released online databases or virtual courses to make social distancing period as entertaining and productive as...

Airbnb is facing a big challenge due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a deep decline in the travel industry. The crisis has also posed great challenge to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, who's largely a self-taught manager and has...

Airbnb has received one billion US dollar from Silver Lake and Six Street Partners during the Covid-19 pandemic to compensate its users, especially for the cancelled booking. With the help of the new funds, the company wants to...

According to a new announcement from Amazon, its grocery delivery service Amazon Fresh will now put new customers on a waitlist amid a massive surge in demand due to social distancing and stay-at-home orders. The company also announced...

This study identifies gig workers based on characteristics of their work arrangements and how these are reported in tax data. It introduces a definition of gig work specific to the way work arrangements are reported in the Canadian tax...

Until now, the political discussion on platform work and its implications for workers has largely focused on daily one-off services such as transportation, household services or online click-work. However, platform work is also gaining...

As a result of digitisation, industrial relationships are undergoing fundamental change. This is particularly the case in the field of platform-mediated services and especially digitally coordinated and controlled courier work. As a new...

This study identifies gig workers based on characteristics of their work arrangements and how these are reported in tax data. It introduces a definition of gig work specific to the way work arrangements are reported in the Canadian tax...

The global pandemic shows the need for non-standard workers to have the same legal protection similar to workers with regular legal contracts. The EU and the Member States must now guarantee atypical workers access to preventive health...

Early indications show that in many countries the demand for deliveries – most notably food – has increased. In Italy and France, food delivery is considered an essential economic activity. Often workers do not have access to the...

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