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.

Over the past three decades, carsharing has grown from a collection of local grassroots organizations into a worldwide industry. Traditional carsharing, though expanding, has a limited network of vehicles and locations. The next...

This article explores how autonomous workers/contributors, involved in peer-to-peer relations, can organise their productive efforts so that they have sustainable livelihoods. The discussion is guided by the concept of ‘open...

To endure, new forms of organizing must be perceived as legitimate. This study brings to the forefront the overlooked perspective of workers as they discuss an organization’s novel solutions to the universal problems of organizing,...

A practical guide to the new economy that is transforming the way we live, work, and play. Uber. Airbnb. Amazon. Apple. PayPal. All of these companies disrupted their markets when they launched. Today they are industry leaders. What’s...

The rapid growth of online labor platforms such as Uber and TaskRabbit has been accompanied by substantial controversy. These firms view themselves as technology companies that provide opportunities for micro-entrepreneurs to have their...

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...

The dominance of road transport, both on passenger and freight movements, has reached alarming levels for society due to their negative environmental impacts as well as societal and economic costs. To reverse this trend, many approaches...

This report is, among other things, a summary of scattered information on the subject of the sharing economy. It introduces this subject and explains how to explore ths unique universe of new terms. Our aim was to raise awareness of the...

The recruiting and brokering sector between demand and supply of work has been affected in recent years by a process of profound transformation, linked to the new frontiers of technological evolution and the diffusion of ICT tools,...

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