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.

Also in Germany, crowd sourcing platforms gained importance in recent years. As intermediaries, they monitor, steer or control the realisation of activities which are procured by crowd sourcers (mainly companies) and conducted by crowd...

25 May 2016 - "Would you accept a job that guaranteed unpredictable pay, forced you to cover your own costs and put you at risk of losing your income at any time without warning? That's what's expected of the thousands of workers...

Competition at the platform-level coevolves with that at the complementor level –while complementors’ cross-platform mobility affects platform level success, the uncertainty surrounding the emergence of the dominant platform also...

Multihoming – the decision to design a complement to operate on multiple platforms – is becoming increasingly common in many platform markets. Perceived wisdom suggests that multihoming is beneficial for complement providers as they...

This paper analyzes digital platforms’ business models, the reasons for their success and the challengesthey present. Digital platforms offer an online forum for conducting transactions and therefore are able to dramatically reduce...

The green potential of the sharing economy to exploit underutilised and redundant resources has generated considerable interest and expectations on the part of government institutions, investors and consumers. Alongside the emerging...

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...

Shared autonomous (fully-automated) vehicles (SAVs) represent an emerging transportation mode for driverless and on-demand transport. Early actors include Google and Europe’s CityMobil2, who seek pilot deployments in low-speed settings...

The taxi and private hire industry is being transformed by disruptive technological change. There is growing acceptance among policymakers, industry representatives, and consumers that the regulatory framework that governs the taxi and...

2 April 2017 - "The company has undertaken an extraordinary experiment in behavioral science to subtly entice an independent work force to maximize its growth."

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