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.

Martijn Arets, International Platform Expert, analyses the Copenhagen based platform Meploy as an example for firms to organize flexible work.

The traditional temporary employment sector has been helping to recruit and select suitable workers for decades. This is still largely done offline and by people. Today there are several online business models that digitise specific...

The study measured the current level of development of the collaborative economy of the EU-28 across the transport, accommodation, finance and online skills sectors. The size of the collaborative economy relative to the total EU economy...

Over the past years, developments in digital technology have fuelled the emergence of online platforms that match the supply and demand of goods and services. As part of Eurofound’s research activities on ‘work and employment in the...

Recent technological advances have enabled the emergence of novel business models based on digital platforms. Marketplace like Airbnb or Uber offer such digital platforms to connect previously unmatched demand-side and supply-side...

Innovative companies are building their business upon the participation of crowds. These crowdsourcing business models are powerful because they are scalable. By encouraging external innovators to contribute to value creation,...

Entrepreneurs have created a number of new Internet-based platforms that enable owners to rent out their durable goods when not using them for personal consumption.We develop a model of these kinds of markets in order to analyze the...

We study the economic trade-offs that drive organizations to position themselves closer to or further away from a multi-sided platform (MSP) business model, relative to three traditional al-ternatives: vertically integrated firms,...

The Danish Ministery of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs has conducted a survey of digital companies operating in Denmark and includes those which have commercial and non-commercial business models, where consumers and...

Collaborating with investor networks generated in the course of equity-based crowdfunding campaigns can contribute to the success of startup firms. Through a qualitative study of 60 European startups, this article identifies the type of...

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