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.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

1939 items found

8 March 2018 - "Unions NSW and some tradespeople are calling on the Federal Government to set up an independent regulator to oversee the emerging gig economy, amid concerns workers' safety is at risk."

15 May 2017 - Many liberals have embraced the sharing economy. But can they survive it?

19 March 2018 - The transport wing of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has called for a strike of drivers of cab aggregators Uber and Ola starting today. The strike has been called by the Maharashtra Navnirman Vahtuk Sena which has...

I’ve never held a job where I could feel secure in my position. From my two decades as entrepreneur to precarious contract gigs at large companies, I’ve faced having no income at all time and time again. Yet it wasn’t until I began to...

This research note review the literature on non-standard employment, and the definitions of it that have been adopted. It examines the extent of non-standard employment in the EU and the way it has changed over the recent past,...

3 December 2015 - Last month, a group of Uber chauffeurs launched their own Uber-like smartphone app, which they hope will lure drivers away from the American platform and ultimately give them greater control over their business. Its...

The value of a two-sided platform to buyers depends critically on the variety of complementary products available for it, and on their quality. The platform can choose the royalties (usage) and the access (membership) fees for the...

17 September 2015 - (Berlin) Foodora, the Berlin-based company that offers delivery from restaurants, is merging with Delivery Hero’s similarly positioned Urban Taste to continue expanding across Europe, North America and Asia.

16 April 2018 - On 16 April 2018, an agreement establishing an SE Works Council in Delivery Hero was finally signed in Berlin, after months of tough negotiations. The agreement foresees that each country has at least one employee...

This study is based on a three-level methodological design which encompasses an expert survey in form of a workshop, a quantitative online survey and an ideas competition for crowd workers. Participants in the online survey were 165...