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.

In its position paper for the roundtable discussion on 16 November 2017, the food delivery company Takeaway.com (Thuisbezorgd) expressed concern over the threat of a race to the bottom in employment conditions which underpins the ‘gig...

In January of 2016, Uber reached a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after an investigation of its internal" God View" tool, which allows Uber executives to access riders' locations.'

In October 2016, in Turin, northern Italy, cycle couriers working for the German food delivery company Foodora staged a series of public protests which quickly attracted considerable media attention and became known as the first case of...

This article examines two major sharing economy companies, Uber and TaskRabbit, describing how they comprise virtual work and articulate gendered relations through their promotional discourse and initiatives. By encouraging the...

Uber manages a large, disaggregated workforce through its ridehail platform, one that delivers a relatively standardized experience to passengers while simultaneously promoting its drivers as entrepreneurs whose work is characterized by...

The rise of the car-sharing company Uber will likely have mixed effects on labor standards. On the one hand, Uber’s partial consolidation of the car-hire sector and its compilation of data on passenger and driver behavior could enable...

One of the key assumptions underpinning the rise of ‘crowdsourced work’ – from transport apps including Uber to online platforms such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk – is the assertion put forward by most platforms that crowdworkers are...

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...

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...

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