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.

28 October 2016 - Landmark employment tribunal ruling states firm must also pay drivers national living wage and holiday pay with huge implications for gig economy. The ride-hailing app could now be open to claims from all of its 40,000...

12 April 2017 (Vienna) - In March 2017, Foodora bike couriers elected a works council in Vienna, which aims to negotiate an agreement with the Foodora management concerning better working conditions, particularly during the winter...

9 June 2016 - (Talinn) - With Estonia set to become the first country in Europe to fully legalize ride-sharing companies like Uber, authorities are linking up Uber drivers digitally to the tax office in a move that may set a precedent...

5 September 2017 - Can Uber use some contractual language that users never actively acknowledge to force wronged customers out of the courtroom and break up class-action lawsuits? Currently, that depends on which federal judge you ask,...

This article discusses the impact of social media and new technologies of participation on citizen participation in lawmaking. This article focuses on electronic petitioning and examines how Uber, a controversial ride-sharing digital...

To endure, new forms of organizing must be perceived as legitimate. This study brings to the forefront the overlooked perspective of workers as they discuss an organization’s novel solutions to the universal problems of organizing,...

The district court of Hamburg ruled on 23 December 2016 that the ride-hailing company MyTaxi did not violate competition law with its 50% discount campaign that it carried out nationwide for two weeks in July 2015. The court dismissed...

For social analysts, what has come to be called the “sharing economy” raises important questions. After a discussion of history and definitions, we focus on 3 areas of research in the for‐profit segment, also called the platform economy...

On 26 May 2017, the Court of Rome overturned its earlier decision to ban UberBlack nationwide. This followed a decision of Parliament with the Lanzillotta amendment, to suspend provisions in national law governing the taxi and rental...

The rapid growth of online labor platforms such as Uber and TaskRabbit has been accompanied by substantial controversy. These firms view themselves as technology companies that provide opportunities for micro-entrepreneurs to have their...

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