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.

Apps allowing passengers to hail and pay for taxi service on their phone- such as Uber and Lyft-have affected the livelihood of thousands of workers worldwide. In this paper we draw on interviews with traditional taxi drivers, rideshare...

The Timbro Sharing Economy Index is the first global index of the sharing economy. The index has been compiled using traffic volume data and scraped data, and provides a unique insight into the driving factors behind the peer-to-peer...

27 August 2018 (San Francisco) — Since Uber started a self-driving car program in 2015, it has insisted on developing its own driverless technology and operating its own fleet of autonomous vehicles. Now the ride-hailing company is...

Estimating consumer surplus is challenging because it requires identification of the entire demand curve. We rely on Uber’s “surge” pricing algorithmand the richness of its individual level data to first estimate demand elasticities at...

In order to survive sharing platforms must find ways to monetize the services they offer in facilitating peer-to-peer sharing. New business models for the sharing of personal items usually transform the value proposition from sharing...

Many firms are now asking how they can benefit from the new form of outsourcing labelled “crowdsourcing”. Like many other forms of outsourcing, crowdsourcing is now being “talked up” by a somewhat credulous trade press. However, the...

Many if not most markets with network externalities are two-sided. To succeed, platforms in industries such as software, portals and media, payment systems and the Internet, must "get both sides of the market on board." Accordingly,...

This study examined the relationship between the price positioning of Airbnb listings, measured in price difference between a hotel property and the nearby Airbnb listings as well as price dispersion among these Airbnb listings, and the...

Digitalisation, also considered as the revolution of the 21st century, comprises the daily life, the work processes in industry as well as in services. In the framework of this substantial transformation completely new forms of work,...

Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior—silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. The data compiled and portraits created are incredibly detailed, to the point of...

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