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.

22 June 2017 - Journalist Yuki Kho wanted to know what it is like to work for an algorithm. For that reason, she got on a bike and started working for Foodora. The algorithm turned out to be even more ubiquitous and boring than a flesh...

This paper offers a critical analysis of ‘sharing’ as a discursive formation in the emerging on-demand economy or, as its more commonly known, ‘sharing’ economy. The set of firms and digital platforms that constitute the on-demand...

Recently, Uber has emerged as a leader in the "sharing economy" . Uber is a "ride sharing" service that matches willing drivers with customers looking for rides. However, unlike other open marketplaces (e.g., AirBnB), Uber is a black-...

This article examines how taxi drivers adapt to, manipulate and fight against the rise of ride-hailing platforms like Didi Chuxing in China (which purchased Uber China). Chinese taxi drivers entered the on-demand labour platforms before...

Contemporary capitalism is characterized by the expansion of the digital economy, in which new forms of exploitation and of value creation are taking place. In particular, in the gig economy cheap labour is organized and managed via...

This online article advances some improvement proposals for the 'gig economy', with a focus on pay and working conditions. The suggestions are addressed not only to the “masters of algorithms,” but also to lawmakers, labor unions and,...

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