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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Through comparing the online talent platform economy and the temporary agency work sector, this study contributes to a growing literature on new forms of work and their impact on the labour market. It shows that online talent platforms...

First, the book chapter draws on previous literature to discuss the organizational and technological processes through which microwork platforms produce placelessness and dispersal. We argue that we must also understand what impacts...

Gig economy platforms seem to provide extreme temporal flexibility to workers, giving them full control over how to spend each hour and minute of the day. What constraints do workers face when attempting to exercise this flexibility? We...

Work and careers are becoming increasingly market-based, entrepreneurial, and precarious – in a word, unstructured. This presents challenges to organization theory, which is largely predicated on the structures of post-WW2 Western...

Software algorithms are changing how people work in an ever-growing number of fields, managing distributed human workers at a large scale. In these work settings, human jobs are assigned, optimized, and evaluated through algorithms and...

Crowd worker forums serve as sites for trust-building between workers that is not supported by more specialized tools. The four largest Mechanical Turk forums have different governance styles. The first author, a professional crowd...

13 June 2013 - Until recently, the conventional wisdom about the effects of technology on workers was, in a way, comforting. Clearly, many workers weren’t sharing fully — or, in many cases, at all — in the benefits of rising...

New forms of employment centered on the completion of simple and atomized tasks, such as online microwork, raise the question of the possible gratifications that could be derived from such work when compared to more traditional labor...

We follow recent research (e.g. Healy, Nicholson, and Pekarek, 2017; Lehdonvirta, 2018; van Doorn, 2017) showing that labor platforms’ software-driven management approaches aggravate the already unstable conditions of contingent...

Innovative companies are building their business upon the participation of crowds. These crowdsourcing business models are powerful because they are scalable. By encouraging external innovators to contribute to value creation,...