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.

In this paper, we take a Human Resource Management (HRM) perspective on crowdwork. Given HRM’s changeful history, we argue that a holistic HRM perspective should consider both a performance and an employee welfare perspective. While the...

Digitalization is the buzzword under which profound changes of the labor market can be summarized. Next to automation, i.e., the increasing use of robots, “intelligent” machines and more comprehensive algorithms that is no longer...

This paper assesses the importance of digitalization in Germany and other developed countries with a particular attention to the potential or actual impact it may have on the labor market. Referring to available empirical evidence, we...

Work and employment around the globe change continuously, but there are potentially more rapid and fundamental transformations ahead as new technologies can have major impact on what jobs will exist in the future, how people will work...

Concerned over the rapid diffusion of the “sharing economy” in tourism (i.e. Internet based offers for accommodation and transport, such as Airbnb and Uber), EFFAT adopted a common position during the latest Executive Committee meeting...

At this time of major digital, environmental and demographic change, which is in turn bringing about far-reaching changes for workers, employers and their relations as social partners, the EESC believes that the need to acknowledge the...

This work reports the administrative process and outcomes of a public inquiry into the functioning of the Fair Work Act of 2009, which received 212 submissions and additionally held nine public hearings between 3 February and 9 June...

Online marketplaces often contain information not only about products, but also about the people selling the products. In an effort to facilitate trust, many platforms encourage sellers to provide personal profiles and even to post...

The rise of digitisation has linked the economy with all other areas of society at different levels, resulting in new forms of labour. Crowd work, or crowd sourcing, service provision by means of an anonymous crowd of potential...

Crowd work has emerged as a new form of digital gainful employment whose nature is still a black box. In this paper, we focus on the crowd workers – a perspective that has been largely neglected by research. We report results from crowd...

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