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.

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...

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...

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