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.

19 January 2018 - City councilors met in Bologna with people working for food delivery companies such as Sgnam, JustEat, Glovo, Deliveroo, and the newly arrived Foodora. The first meeting aimed to talk about jobs and security in the...

We need a new regulatory framework because digital markets are sometimes fundamentally different from traditional markets, raising the question on how to enforce good competition and labour law or high standards of consumer and data...

26 September 2017 - ’The work at which you are the first priority. Drive whenever you wish, earn what you need, set your own schedule ... ’. It sounds good, right? Uber presents itself online with this attractive offer. This platform...

Ideas competitions appear to be a promising tool for crowdsourcing and open innovation processes, especially for business-to-business software companies. Active participation of potential lead users is the key to success. Yet a look at...

Earning money is a primary motivationfor workers on Amazon Mechanical Turk, but earning a good wage is difficult because work that pays well is not easily identified and can be time-consuming to find. We explored the strategies that...

The rapid growth of on-demand ride services such as uberX and Lyft, or “ridesourcing,” has prompted debate among policy makers and stakeholders. At present, ridesourcing’s usage and impacts are not well understood. Key questions include...

We introduce flash teams, a framework for dynamically assembling and managing paid experts from the crowd. Flash teams advance a vision of expert crowd work that accomplishes complex, interdependent goals such as engineering and design...

With more people engaging in work for on-demand companies such as Uber (driving), Care.com (child care and home care), TaskRabbit (home services) and Postmates (delivery), the question of whether workers are “employees” or “independent...

Crowd working and crowd working platforms are central phenomena in the transition from the traditional hierarchy to the network-like platform organisation on the labour market. In this transition, hybrid employment biographies emerge as...

8 August 2018 - The New York City Council on Wednesday agreed to cap the number of licenses for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc for one year, dealing a blow to the companies that have relied on the largest U.S. metro...

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