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.

Digital labour platforms are defined as digital networks that coordinate labour services in an algorithmic way. The rise of digital labour platforms can reshape work organisation and tasks distribution across the workforce, posing new...

This report maps a kaleidoscopic array of platform-mediated working arrangements, by clustering the findings into three main subsets (passenger transport services, professional crowdsourcing, on-demand work at the client’s premises)....

This study investigates five peer-to-peer (P2P) platform markets and identifies the main issues for peer consumers and peer providers from the perspective of consumer policy. Online P2P transactions via platforms present both benefits...

The debate on the implications of the platform economy is not supported by sufficiently robust measurements and data. The methods so far used for measuring the size of the platform economy range from surveys to more ingenious techniques...

The report "Le Micro-Travail en France" presents the results of the DiPLab (Digital Platform Labor) research project , the first survey entirely dedicated to work on French micro-task platforms. According to its results, micro-work is...

This study of Hans-Böckler-Stiftung looks at the increased demand for precise trainings data in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry. The data are needed to train cars that can drive autonomously. Humans deliver these data via...

In recent years there has been a large number of attempts to estimate the number of platform workers. Lacking a common definition of platform workers, however, these estimates are not comparable across countries and over time. This...

Gig work apps’ food delivery drivers have become a familiar sight in many European cities. However, there is also a completely digital version of platform-mediated non-standard work. In online gig work, self-employed workers complete...

Ikea's recent purchase of informal jobbing platform TaskRabbit may help the company to capitalise on an emerging millennial market in which employment regulations are lax and income is disposable.

The ‘sharing economy’ is in the process of transforming numerous industries. Among these, the hotel sector is especially vulnerable to the strategic disruption that sharing platforms present. Companies such as Airbnb represent the...

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