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.

Employees at the online retailer Zalando are supposed to rate each other using a software application - based on the example of rating portals on the internet. According to scientists, this is an instrument of "tightened control".

Trust is a key component in peer platform markets (PPMs). In 2016, the OECD’s Committee on Consumer Policy (CCP) produced a report on Protecting consumers in peer platform markets: Exploring the issues. The 2016 report examined a number...

We argue that reputation mechanisms used by platform markets suffer from two problems. First, buyers may draw conclusions about the quality of the platform from single transactions, causing a reputational externality across sellers....

23 June 2018 - For some Americans, sub-minimum-wage online tasks are the only work available. Technology has helped rid the American economy of many of the routine, physical, low-paid jobs that characterized the workplace of the last...

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...

This article explores the relationships between satisfaction, trust and switching intention as well as repurchase intention in the Airbnb context. A theoretical framework is proposed regarding the relationship between trust,...

In crowdsourcing systems, worker selection is a challenging issue. Researchers have advocated the incorporation of reputation management into crowdsourcing systems to address this issue. However, current reputation-based decisions often...

Centralized mechanical turk solutions are subject to significant shortcomings. Decentralized crypto solutions can optimize the mechanical turk market. Autonomous decentralized protocols for validating domain specific reputation of...

The advent of the Internet and the digitization of commerce have provided both a mechanism by which goods and services can be exchanged, as well as an efficient way for consumers to voice their opinions about retailers, i.e. online...

Uber manages a large, disaggregated workforce through its ridehail platform, one that delivers a relatively standardized experience to passengers while simultaneously promoting its drivers as entrepreneurs whose work is characterized by...

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