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.

25 May 2016 - "Would you accept a job that guaranteed unpredictable pay, forced you to cover your own costs and put you at risk of losing your income at any time without warning? That's what's expected of the thousands of workers...

21 July 2018 - Minister of Labour Luigi Di Maio has called them 'the symbol of a generation abandoned by the state': they are the approximately ten thousand riders working for food delivery platforms in Italy. Their work - delivering...

13 February 2017 - Hundreds of drivers with ride-hailing service Uber [UBER.UL] in Qatar went on strike on Monday for the second time in a year to protest against fare cuts. The U.S.-based company, which started operations in Doha in...

On 1 March 2017, the Court of Turin declared that Uber's 'Uberpop' service, which matches demand for car rides with provision by owners of private cars, violated competition law. The ruling took into account the precautionary measures...

23 May 2018 - On May 11, the Ninth Circuit dealt a blow to a Seattle city ordinance permitting Lyft and Uber drivers to unionize. However, the court’s ruling was not entirely unfavorable for “gig economy” workers. Lyft and Uber, along...

11 December 2015 - In this article, Uber shares its enthusiasm for its partnership in Estonia, which is well-known for having one of the most “customer”-friendly tax filing systems in the world. Today, every Estonian citizen can log...

7 September 2016 - In the bitter feud between tech firms and the taxi industry, drivers fight back with a killer app of their own: cooperative ownership. The largest taxi company in the Denver metro area is still mostly secret. On...

The sharing economy seemingly encompasses online peer-to-peer economic activities as diverse as rental (Airbnb), for-profit service provision (Uber), and gifting (Freecycle). The Silicon Valley success stories of Airbnb and Uber have...

In a ruling announced on 11 December 2015, the Court of Appeal ruled that the UBER Black business model violated competition law. A Berlin taxi operator had initially tried in vain to achieve through an express procedure that UBER B.V....

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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