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.

A new survey of app-based ride-hailing and food and grocery- delivery workers in San Francisco underscores the financial vulnerability of workers in the gig economy — and the coronavirus COVID-19 has made their plight much worse,...

Airbnb has confirmed to TechCrunch that it is laying off 1,900 employees, to cut costs during the COVID-19 crisis. The cuts are said to be mapped to a more focused business and are likely to affect Transportation, Airbnb Studios, Hotels...

Airbnb has raised $1 billion in debt and equity from private equity firms Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners, due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has triggered a wave of cancellations in the travel and hospitality industries. Terms of...

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...

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...

The lockdown of millions of people at home across the globe due to Covid-19 should have been the perfect recipe for success for the burgeoning online meal delivery market. But some of the world's largest players, including Uber Eats and...

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Directive 2003/88/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time must be interpreted as precluding a person engaged by...

Corona crisis: Digital platforms such as Lieferando, Uber and Amazon are now becoming important supply infrastructures. But the working conditions there are still precarious.

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is also leaving its mark on apartment rental companies via the online platform Airbnb. According to data available to the German newspaper Handelsblatt, Airbnb sales have plummeted across...

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