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 taxi and private hire industry is being transformed by disruptive technological change. There is growing acceptance among policymakers, industry representatives, and consumers that the regulatory framework that governs the taxi and...

The second contribution of the Dossier on the gig economy introduces the definition 'gig economy' (klusseneconomie) and describes the rise of gig economy platforms in the Netherlands. Further discussed will be two examples on the...

1 February 2016 - On Monday, Uber drivers organised a strike in front of the company's New York offices. They held signs and chanted slogans such as 'Uber is Wal-Mart on Wheels', to protest reduced UberX rates, that had dropped by 15...

This paper studies how the dynamic pricing of tasks in the “gig” economy influences the supply of labor. A large economic literature has explored labor supply when workers can flexibly choose how long to work each day. In a study of...

16 May 2018 - Deliveroo is sharing £10 million (€11.1 million as of August 2018) among its staff - but its army of drivers won't receive a penny. The food delivery firm is offering handouts to its 2,000 office staff, the company’s...

2 April 2017 - "The company has undertaken an extraordinary experiment in behavioral science to subtly entice an independent work force to maximize its growth."

5 February 2018 - Workers who deliver food at home: "We are not autonomous, give us a contract". The rider can not do without it. While talking he looks, compulsively, at the smartphone. "It has become an obsession," he admits. For...

This essay deals with the theme of work through digital platforms, highlighting the complexity and difficulty of providing a unitary understanding. The identifying trait of the various forms of use of digital platforms is the...

22 March 2017 - Fiverr, an online freelance marketplace that promotes itself as being for “the lean entrepreneur,” recently attracted ire for an ad campaign called “In Doers We Trust.”

8 May 2018 - British takeaway firm Deliveroo has a new insurance package for all its couriers across the globe. In an insurance scheme worth about £10 million (about €11,000), Deliveroo will provide its riders free accident insurance to...

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