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.

23 January 2017 - In early October 2016, Italian media outlets ran extensive coverage of protests in Turin, where couriers working for the German food delivery company Foodora mobilized. For a country where industrial action is...

24 July 2018 - Last month, the United Kingdom saw a legal win for gig economy workers as 50 Deliveroo riders shared a six-figure payout after being allowed to challenge Deliveroo who settled, fearing that its employment contract would...

11 October 2016 - The fact that they are poorly paid or referred to virtual reality does not justify an arrogant attitude towards Foodora’s couriers: Delivery is a job and should be treated as such. (Italian: Il fatto che siano attività...

The Invisible Worker is a new zine exploring the interface between work and technology, using writing and visual art to highlight how new forms of technology are changing the workplace. By creating collaborative publications, which...

The rise of digitally-mediated labor requires a deeper understanding of algorithmic management in work environments. The discourse surrounding the gig economy portrays platforms as lean, flexible and efficient. Gig-work companies...

Tyrone Falls, a Deliveroo worker and organiser of couriers in the platform economy, outlines what work in the sector currently looks like and the possibilities of what it could look like.

We perform a detailed analysis of Uber and Lyft ride-hailing driver economics by pairing results from a survey of over 1100 drivers with detailed vehicle cost information. Results show that per hour worked, median profit from driving is...

Though companies like Deliveroo or Foodora refuse to recognise them as employees, food delivery riders have taken a lead in organizing workers in the gig economy.

Businesses on the internet accessible through smartphone apps are driving the evolution of the economy - with profound influences on employment. Uber, AirBnB, Deliveroo, Foodora and Uber Eats have revolutionised the way we buy services...

Uber’s White paper responds to policy debates surrounding the European Pillar of Social Rights. It identifies ’flexible’ workers’ issues with social protection and looks for a solution in further deregulation, the removal of ’undue...

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