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.

The world of work is changing, fast. Globalisation, coupled with the fragmentation of production and value chains, ageing societies, and digitalisation are all having a transformative impact on European labour markets and are putting...

Platforms are an emblem and embodiment of the digital era just as factories were of the industrial revolution. Digital platforms, through their power in their respective ecosystems, are intermediating and contributing to the...

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".

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.

An agreement by a so-called crowd worker with the operator of an internet platform that does not contain any obligation to accept orders does not constitute an employment relationship, according to a decision of the Regional Labor Court...

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...

Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition chief, has called for gig economy workers to be allowed to collectively bargain for their rights.

Platform workers provide their services in the EU through the medium of digital work intermediaries or so-called ‘platform employers’. These platform employers are considered innovative because they enable people or organisations to...

Microwork platforms allocate fragmented tasks to crowds of providers with remunerations as low as few cents. Instrumental to the development of today’s artificial intelligence, micro-tasks push to the extreme the logic of casualization...

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