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.

Recently heard at a tutorial in our field: 'It cost me less than one hundred bucks to annotate this using Amazon Mechanical Turk!' Assertions like this are increasingly common, but we believe they should not be stated so proudly; they...

Foodora’s position paper produced for the roundtable discussion of 16 November 2017 mentions that the total meal delivery market has grown to €1.3 billion and this is expected to grow by 20% in the coming year. The company expects to...

The platform economy may have a major impact on the labour market. The Dutch trade union FNV is of the opinion that platform work in the Netherlands is mainly used to evade employers’ obligations and enables businesses to employ people...

The UK already has court-tested law to better protect people working in the gig economy, but a movement is needed to effectively challenge the big app-based employers.

New strategies of organisation and workers’ control in Latin America suggest ways to tackle the insecurity of the gig economy.

Research on digital labor tends to fall into idealized, oppositional binaries that are judgmental rather than based on detailed analyses of the actual system or site. Our goal in this article is to provide a view on digital labor that...

The ‘sharing economy’ has become a new buzzword in urban life as digital technology companies set up online platforms to link together people and un- or underutilised assets with those seeking to rent them for short periods of time....

This article confronts the thorny questions that arise in attempting to apply traditional employment and labor law to "crowdsourcing, " an emerging online labor model unlike any that has existed to this point. Crowdsourcing refers to...

The platform economy has become an important consideration within the European Commission’s Digital Economy agenda. By mapping the platform economy within the 28 European Union (EU) Member States, this report draws on a database of 200...

This study is the first of its kind to shed light on the Online Platform Economy using financial transactions, and provides an important foundation for the many policy and economic debates related to what some have termed the “future of...

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