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.

The emergence of Uber and Airbnb not only embodies the concept of sharing economy, but also declares war on formal institutions. Concerned with addressing such social conflicts and market uncertainties, this study examines the...

Consumer-sourced rating systems are a dominant method of worker evaluation in platform-based work. These systems facilitate the semi-automated management of large, disaggregated workforces, and the rapid growth of service platforms—but...

15 May 2018 - Bike messenger Pablo Avendano was delivering food Saturday night in Philadelphia at 10th and Spring Garden Streets when he was hit by a car and killed. If Avendano, 34, had been working for a company that classified him as...

1 June 2017 - The last year’s income declared through Uber and Taxify was five times higher than in the preceding year. Likewise, the number of persons who declared foreign or rental income has risen.

CSCW researchers have become interested in crowd work as a new form of collaborative engagement, that is, as a new way in which people's actions are coordinated in order to achieve collective effects. We address this area but from a...

In giving an account of the deep transformations that have affected the working modes at the time of the fourth Industrial Revolution, the author analyses critically the recent attempts by legislators to dictate a regulatory special...

The paper relates to the qualification of the employment relationship of on-demand delivery couriers, involving worldwide judgments. The Italian jurisprudence on the Foodora case law, qualify the riders as self-employed workers despite...

23 January 2015 - There’s a lot of uncertainty about how much money Uber drivers make and whether being an Uber driver is, as the company says, an ideal part-time job. Uber released a research paper on Thursday that claimed to give...

24 May 2018 - Insurer AXA and the transportation network company, Uber, announced the expansion of their partnership. Last year the two signed a deal aimed at strengthening the protection of independent workers using the ridesharing app...

UberPop was torpedoed by the legislator who methodically pounded each of its fundamentals-originality and interest. UberPop interested jurists under the prism of legal qualifications, a political prism and a prospective prism revealing...

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