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 report the JPMorgan Chase Institute assembled one of the largest samples of participants in the Online Platform Economy to date: over 240,000 de-identified individuals who earned income between October 2012 and June 2016 from...

15 November 2017 - Deliveroo riders are not workers and are self-employed, according to a decision yesterday by the Central Arbitration Committee. This means the food delivery company does not have to offer its couriers the minimum wage...

Eight European crowdsourcing platforms, the German Crowdsourcing Association (Deutscher Crowdsourcing Verband), and the German Metalworkers’ Union (IG Metall) announced today the establishment of a joint Ombuds Office. The Ombuds Office...

The most recent studies have focused on the classification of the working activities carried out by the so-called “riders,” differentiating between self-employment and employment, suggesting the reintroduction of other types of working...

The new CGE report, The Rise of the Platform Enterprise: A Global Survey, presents the results of a year-long research project in which leading scholars and experts from Africa, China, Europe, India and the U.S. collaborated to conduct...

The smartphone app, AppJobber, already being used to monitor hundreds of railway stations in Germany, can earn you money as you go about your normal day.

This report presents the findings that emerged from the public consultation on the regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries and the collaborative economy that took place from 24 September 2015 until 6 January 2016 in...

This Communication addresses concerns over the uncertainty about rights and obligations of those taking part in the collaborative economy. It provides legal (non-binding) guidance and policy orientation to public authorities, market...

Online platforms have dramatically changed the digital economy over the last two decades and bring many benefits in today's digital society. They play a prominent role in the creation of 'digital value' that underpins future economic...

Collaborative platforms are internet-based tools that enable transactions between people providing and using a service. They can be used for a wide range of services, from renting accommodation and car sharing to small household jobs....

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