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.

Online platforms have dramatically changed the digital economy over the last two decades. They play a prominent role in the creation of 'digital value' that underpins future economic growth in the European Union (EU) and consequently...

An informal group of 20 companies and trade associations, including SMEunited,  have  published a set of ‘Platform Fairness Principles’, to which they believe globally dominant platforms should adhere in order to ensure fair competition...

Platforms are an emblem and embodiment of the digital era just as factories were of the industrial revolution. Digital platforms, through their power in their respective ecosystems, are intermediating and contributing to the...

As part of Eurofound’s research activities on ‘work and employment in the digital age’, and more specifically its research strand related to platforms, this paper aims to provide a review of relevant literature on online micro-tasks....

Companies are experimenting with internal crowdwork. Regular employees are transformed into a crowd that can be used with high flexibility. 

Global online platforms match firms with service providers around the world, in services ranging from software development to copywriting and graphic design. Unlike in traditional offshore outsourcing, service providers are...

Since 2017 the automotive industry has developed a high demand for ground truth data. Without this data, the goal of producing fully autonomous vehicles will remain out of reach. The self-driving car depends on self-learning algorithms...

The term “collaborative economy” or “collaborative economy platforms” refers to exchange, sharing, and collaboration in the consumption and production of capital and labor among distributed groups, supported by a digital platform....

The key findings of this paper:
- The platform economy breaks with traditional organizational forms of work and goes hand in hand with atypical forms of employment - crowdwork and gigwork;
- Platforms make it difficult to set...

The report is about working in the platform economy. It offers a new, strict definition for platform work, summons quantitative and qualitative data of the extent of platform-mediated work and workers, outlines problems related to...

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