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.

After advocating flexibilisation of non-standard work contracts for many years, some European and international institutions and several policy makers now indicate the standard employment relationship and its regulation as a cause of...

The article focuses on the food-delivery sector, underlining the reasons why this kind of digital work has become visible on the "city platform". The description of the collective bargaining started by Riders Union Bologna and the...

4 June 2018 (Milan) - The new Labour and Industry Minister, Di Maio, met food-delivery riders in his first official engagement since being sworn in and described them as a ’symbol of an abandoned generation that does not have protection...

Recent organisational and technological changes à la Uber have generated a new labour-market fringe: a digital class of workers and contractors. In this paper we study the case of CoContest, a crowdsourcing platform for interior design...

We welcome the opportunity to provide comments as part of the call for evidence in the role of online platforms in ensuring tax compliance by users. The digital economy is enabling greater transparency of trading relationships through...

In the contemporary conditions of neoliberal governmentality, and the emerging ‘gig economy,’ standard employment relationships appear to be giving way to precarious work. This article examines the mechanisms of biopower and techniques...

In recent years the case law and the legislative activity concerning electronic platforms have taken off considerably in Italy. Relevant problems and questions continue to arise not only concerning private law issues, but also regarding...

Peer-to-peer rental exchanges via online platforms are rapidly gaining importance for society and economy as consumers increasingly share homes, cars and may other products and services online. While academic literature has recently...

Crowdsourcing has gained much attention in practice over the last years. Numerous companies have drawn on this concept for performing different tasks and value creation activities. Nevertheless, despite its popularity, there is still...

Many firms are now asking how they can benefit from the new form of outsourcing labelled “crowdsourcing”. Like many other forms of outsourcing, crowdsourcing is now being “talked up” by a somewhat credulous trade press. However, the...

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