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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Increasingly, people are earning money in the platform economy. However, there are as of yet no rules or safety nets in place. A conversation with Koen Frenken and Mies Westerveld on the opportunities and the risks of the platform...

The authors make the points that the gig economy offers both good and bad jobs and opens new opportunities - but also exploits workers; although contingent workers are a small percentage of the overall workforce, the gig economy has...

This contribution analyses the interplay between outsourcing and the spatial organisation of work. We provide an overview of different types of process that shift work across company boundaries and in space, discuss the different...

23 May 2018 - On May 11, the Ninth Circuit dealt a blow to a Seattle city ordinance permitting Lyft and Uber drivers to unionise. However, the court’s ruling was not entirely unfavourable for 'gig economy' workers. Lyft and Uber, along...

This report presents the findings from research conducted into the gig economy for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The research had three key aims: to develop a working definition of the gig economy...

While the rise of platforms allowing for the sale of goods by commercial parties was openly embraced by society, the rise of platforms such as Uber and Airbnb, allowing non-professionals to offer services, has given rise to quite some...

14 April 2017 - Around 10 requests for the requalification of VTC drivers against Uber were filed with the Paris labour courts on 14 April. In total, about 100 are in progress. About 10 Uber drivers assigned Uber to the Paris labour...

The aim of this report is to consider ways to offer guarantees and protections to some of the 2 million self-employed workers in France. The two rapporteurs also aimed to study ways of making the employment and legal situation of self-...

The High Court has begun to process Deliveroo's appeal. This first move, which will be followed by an in-depth study of the case and, finally, a potential ruling, comes in the midst of negotiations between the government and the social...

Deloitte, the auditor of Glovo, has demanded more information from Glovo on the way in which the bonus to the top management and part of the staff is provisioned. Glovo has set aside €3.4 million in the accounts, but has not made any...