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.

In the framework of the so-called “sharing economy”, the number of on-demand companies matching labour supply and demand is on the rise. These schemes may enlarge opportunities for people willing to find a job or to top up their...

The paper, after giving an overview of recent labour trends in the digital economy, describes alternative working arrangements such as 'crowdworking' and 'work on-demand via platform'. The regulatory framework and the legal consequences...

We examine an increasingly popular open innovation practice called 'design crowdsourcing', wherein firms seek external inputs in the form of functional design solutions for new product development from the 'crowd'. We investigate...

The internet is empowering the rise of crowd work, gig work, and other forms of on–demand labor. A large and growing body of scholarship has attempted to predict the socio– technical outcomes of this shift, especially addressing three...

Uber and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union jointly announced the formation of the association for New York City drivers in October 2016. Under a five-year agreement, The Independent Drivers Guild...

Crowdwork on virtual platforms is developing into a recognisable employment and business model on the internet. Despite their many differences, the platforms that have emerged over the last few years have one thing in common: a crowd of...

By 2016, 5% of Europeans have been providers of services in the sharing economy. Many workers in the sharing economy, like entrepreneurs in general, are in uncertain or disadvantaged situations and despite being prone to the same social...

Online contract labor globalizes traditionally local labor markets, with platforms that enable employers, most of whom are in high-income countries, to more easily outsource tasks to contractors, primarily located in low-income...

Both tax law and employment law incentivize engagers of labour to structure their workforce as a crowd of self-employed micro-entrepreneurs. Recent technological change and the rise of the gig economy have made it easier for agents to...

In this article, we take stock of the ambivalent and contested nature of the sharing economy. Considering the ‘sharing economy’ as an umbrella construct and an essentially contested concept, we position the sharing economy as resting on...

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