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.

With the term crowd sourcing, Jeff Howe in 2006 described the then new trend of outsourcing previously internally completed tasks over the internet to an unlimited amount of potential contributors (the ’crowd’). To do this, companies...

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...

25 July 2018 - Minicab drivers protest the Mayor and Transport for London at City Hall today July 25th from 10:30am Drivers demand worker rights and protection of the Mayor from exploitation by Uber, Addison Lee and others. Precarious...

The success of Airbnb and Uber has given rise to a public debate about the pros and cons of online sharing and gig platforms. This article reports on five case studies of platforms operating in car sharing (SnappCar), home sharing (...

Online workers were, and often still are, not covered by employment law or collective agreements. They seldom have access to social security, paid leave, training etc. owing to the simple fact that the platforms regularly require...

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...

Enabled by the Internet-Web compound, co-creation of value by consumers has emerged as a major force in the marketplace. In sponsored co-creation, which takes place at the behest of producers, the activities of consumers drive or...

Even though Web 2.0 is the subject of much attention, and the Social Web is a proven reality, as evidenced by the stock market valuations of its major platforms (Facebook, MySpace, etc.), the business world has yet to fully explore the...

After advocating flexibilisation of non-standard work contracts for many years, some European and international institutions and several policy makers now indicate the standard employment relationship and its regulation as a cause of...

The article focuses on the food-delivery sector, underlining the reasons why this kind of digital work has become visible on the "city platform". The description of the collective bargaining started by Riders Union Bologna and the...

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