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.

On Friday evening, ridesharing company Uber sent drivers a memo offering guidance to workers as the novel coronavirus spreads across the world and the US. The memo, titled "A reminder about coronavirus," offered four points of advice to...

This report looks at delivery platforms and their impact on social security, autonomy of workers, and algorithmic control. It does so by providing definitions of platform work, the employment status of platform workers, and legal...

Purpose Although it is transforming the meaning of employment for many people, little is known about the implications of the gig economy for human resource management (HRM) theory and practice. The purpose of this paper is to...

Almost 6,000 cases of sexual violence by passengers, drivers, and third parties were reported to Uber in 2017 and 2018 in the United States.

Building on an emerging literature concerning algorithmic management, this article analyzes the processes by which food delivery platforms control workers and uncovers variation in the extent to which such platforms constrain the...

The California Trucking Association has filed what appears to be the first lawsuit challenging a sweeping new labor law seeking to give wage and benefit protections to workers in the so-called gig economy, including rideshare drivers at...

The early gig economy discussion has majorly been focussing on commodity skilled labor like taxi driving, household cleaning, and click working, but recently there is shift towards a more encompassing approach. A beneficial trend, as I’...

The gig economy is expanding globally, with exponential growth forecast in traditionally female-dominated sectors – notably on-demand household services including cooking, cleaning and care work. But little research to date has focused...

In Norway, 102 Foodora couriers organised with the Norwegian Transport Union (NTF) will go on strike on Tuesday 21 August 2019 after negotiations over a collective agreement with Foodora failed.

Food couriers usually work in difficult working conditions. The fact that they are well connected with each other could facilitate joint organisation for better work.

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