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.

Alternative work arrangements such as independent contracting and temporary work are rising, with over 15% of the U.S. workforce engaged in such arrangements. In this symposium we explore the work processes of individuals in the gig...

16 August 2016 - "Last week ‘gig’ workers took to the streets in a show of public discontent. London’s Deliveroo couriers (moped or cycle riding workers who pick up food from restaurants and deliver it to customers) have begun a series...

30 July 2017 - Last week Krakow was abuzz with news that an “Uber helicopter” would visit Krakow, giving promotional rides for just 20 zł. It was ultimately delayed due to rain – but nevertheless, the app which pairs riders with drivers...

18 October 2017 - The workers are told to stay home by the bike food delivery companies after protesting too low pay. Now, they will ask the judge to recognise the employment relationship.

The paper considers crowd sourcing as a concept for organising a collaborative, interactive exchange of services based on Web 2.0. Up until now this approach has received little attention in scientific research, whereas in practice...

A special examiner was commissioned to review some issues identified in the development of the new working environment strategy. The purpose of the review was to provide a decision base for possible measures and change of guidelines in...

We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research...

Human computation is often subject to systematic biases. We consider the case of linguistic biases and their consequences for the words that crowdworkers use to describe people images in an annotation task. Social psychologists explain...

A profound shift is occurring in the nature of advanced industrial economies. We are moving towards a "networked economy" in which firms must respond to greater competition, globalisation, changing consumer demands and other business...

On 2 July 2015, the Court of Milan confirmed the interim injunction obtained by the Taxi Drivers Association of May 2015. Several consumers' assocations joined the Taxi Drivers Association in the proceedings.

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