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.

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Airbnb announced an additional $1 billion raise in debt and equity from two of the aforementioned private equity firms, Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners. Though at the time it said the funds would support its ongoing work to invest...

Thanks to algorithmic management, the digital platform sector does not require sophisticated governance structures and labour intensity tends to be higher than in traditional sectors. So, why aren’t usually digital labour platforms...

The coronavirus has decimated the travel industry and Airbnb. Airbnb has been busily redesigning its products. These include rethinking its home screen and app landing pages to reflect a world where short-term stays are out and longer-...

The concept of platform cooperativism has been proposed by Scholz (2014), as a reaction to the dependence of digital tools and platforms in modern society. There are four types of platform cooperatives, including producer-owned platform...

The COVID-19 crisis has posed great challenges for the sharing economy, including its platforms, the platform workers, and investors’ decision on this industry. This article explores the challenges faced by the big platform companies,...

The UK competition authority gives its provisional agreement for the financing of Deliveroo by Amazon. The reason is that the home meal delivery service is in financial difficulty due to the COVID-19 epidemic which is causing a sharp...

Uber has decided to support medical and nursing staff during the COVID-19 crisis. It will offer 50,000 free rides and as many meals to the staff of nursing homes, home help services and seniors’ services residences until 31 May....

Uber has announced up to $2.2 billion (€1.88 billion) in depreciation due to the COVID-19 crisis. It has also withdrawn the business forecasts issued on 6 February for 2020, as in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is currently...

Impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis, Uber is renewing itself by adding two new activities to its range of services. It is directly tackling the delivery of parcels in B2C or between individuals. Uber Eats service has already evolved...

Digital work/service platforms can offer affordable services to consumers, allow companies and clients greater opportunities to access talent, and provide flexible opportunities for earning income. But the rapid adoption of technology,...

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