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.

Digitization has had a huge impact on our society as a whole with a particular influence on the working world. New employment models and innovative forms of collaboration have come into being, affecting and changing the working...

25 November 2009 - Everyone wants to be a platform these days. And they are popping up faster than I can keep track of them. Facebook became a platform, enabling application developers to develop on top of Facebook. Next came the iPhone...

As a follow up to the sharing economy, the gig economy, the 'Airbnb's for labour' are now on the rise. These types of platforms are subject to much criticism. Platform cooperatives could provide a solution to problems. (Dutch: Na de...

When presenting or framing their work, neoliberal economists tend to tell stories about supply and demand, unintended consequences, and transaction costs in order to justify certain policy positions. These stories often make sense, and...

PwC has been commissioned by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy to determine the current state of the sharing economy in Finland. The aim of the survey is to provide an overview of the actors in the sharing economy, the size of...

The “Platform Economy” is currently changing the way how work is performed. Particularly, crowdworking platforms have gained momentum during the last years. By now, they can be used by companies for a wide range of activities along...

Online platforms not only serve to exchange information and goods but increasingly also service work provided by the self-employed. The emergence of crowdsourcing of paid work has created a global market for online labour where services...

The term crowd sourcing is a neologism that was coined in 2006 by the American journalist Jeff Howe. It consists of ‘crowd’ and ‘outsourcing’. A scientific definition of the term does not seem to exist. Crowd sourcing describes the...

The value of a two-sided platform to buyers depends critically on the variety of complementary products available for it, and on their quality. The platform can choose the royalties (usage) and the access (membership) fees for the...

17 September 2015 - (Berlin) Foodora, the Berlin-based company that offers delivery from restaurants, is merging with Delivery Hero’s similarly positioned Urban Taste to continue expanding across Europe, North America and Asia.

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