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.

Although the CNV, FNV-Cleaners (FNV-Schoonmaak) and OSB were not invited for the roundtable discussion of 16 November 2017, but pose in their position paper that as social partners in the cleaning and window cleaning sector, they place...

The gig economy has so far proved hard to define, hard to measure and hard to interpret. Some see it as part of a general shift of work towards less secure and more exploitative employment; others see it as creating a new form of...

The third Italian mapping of the sharing economy platforms will be presented in Sharitaly, held today and tomorrow at Base Milano on via Bergognone 34 in Milan. The research, curated by Marta Mainieri, from Collaboriamo, and Ivana Pais...

An interview with Platform Thinking Labs founder and chief executive officer Sangeet Paul Choudary who also co-chairs the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Platform Strategy Group, is presented where he talks about the platform...

Digital labour platforms connect workers with consumers of this work and provide the infrastructure and the governance conditions for the exchange of work and its compensation. Yet the architecture, or business model design, of digital...

The first part of this article provides a brief litigation update on various worker lawsuits within the gig economy. While the O’Connor v. Uber case has received the lion’s share of attention and analysis, similar lawsuits on labor...

Recently, Uber has emerged as a leader in the "sharing economy" . Uber is a "ride sharing" service that matches willing drivers with customers looking for rides. However, unlike other open marketplaces (e.g., AirBnB), Uber is a black-...

This article examines how taxi drivers adapt to, manipulate and fight against the rise of ride-hailing platforms like Didi Chuxing in China (which purchased Uber China). Chinese taxi drivers entered the on-demand labour platforms before...

In traditional crowdsourcing, workers are expected to provide independent answers to tasks so as to ensure the diversity of answers. However, recent studies show that the crowd is not a collection of independent workers, but instead...

Taxi driving work is an ICT-mediated, mobile process, where drivers are subject to a series of technologies of surveillance and control. This chapter examines the technological conditions facing Chinese taxi drivers in the rise of taxi-...

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