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.

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Hiring inexperienced workers generates information about their abilities. If this information is public, workers obtain its benefits. If workers cannot compensate firms for hiring them, firms will hire too few inexperienced workers. I...

The ‘gig’ economy (and its near-relative, the ‘sharing’ economy) is much in the news. The decision in the Uber case and in Pimlico Plumbers, on the rights of those working for the firm has raised the profile of the issue. Parliament’s...

28 March 2018 - ORB interviewed a representative sample of 500 delivery partners who use the Uber app throughout the UK between during January 2018, via telephone. Respondents were all currently driving with Uber. Delivery partners see...

ORB interviewed a representative sample of 1002 drivers who use the Uber app throughout England, Scotland and Wales between 8th September – 17th September via telephone. Respondents were all currently driving with Uber. The final data...

The spread of the digital economy poses challenges for international taxation. This report sets out an analysis of these tax challenges.  It notes that because the digital economy is increasingly becoming the economy itself, it would...

This report gives an in-depth overview of the topic of power in the sharing economy. It forms one part of a European Union Horizon 2020 Research Project on the sharing economy: "Ps2Share: Participation, Privacy, and Power in the Sharing...

This essay examines whether and how work related platforms impact livelihoods from the perspective of the worker, drawing on examples from ethnographic studies of two different types of platform-based work: 1) Crowd-workers on Amazon...

Crowdworkers are the key component and the main drive of the crowdsourcing microtask platforms. Their skills, ability, and diversity shape the functionalities and define the scope of services that can be provided by platforms. Depending...

Crowdsourcing has evolved into a powerful new instrument for companies. In the last years, crowdworking platforms that manage work systems as intermediaries between crowdsourcers and crowd workers have increasingly been used....

Crowdsourcing has the potential to change the way how companies and other organizations are working currently. Numerous companies are already exploiting this new form of work organization and are utilising the “wisdom of crowds”....