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.

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-...

France Strategy, Sharers & Workers (network on work transformations related to digital and the economy of the platforms co-animated by the Ires and Association employment employment Europe society, ASTREES) and the General...

We conduct the first natural field experiment to explore the relationship between the “meaningfulness” of a task and worker effort. We employed about 2500 workers from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk), an online labor market, to label...

Because the literature on platform competition emphasizes the role of network effects, it prescribes rapidly expanding a network of platform users and complementary applications to capture entire markets. We challenge the unconditional...

Collaborative Economy became the buzzword used to refer to all kinds of online platform based business models in the recent years. Yet there is no consensus on a working definition for these platforms and robust evidence is lacking on...

The hearing was held in London over four days on 23, 24 and 25 May and 26 June 2017. Deliveroo was represented by the UK and Ireland Operations Director, by four Deliveroo riders and by one User Research Team member. The Union was...

This paper examines the challenge that the organisational models adopted by the gig economy platforms represent for labour law. Starting from the premise that platforms providing “crowdwork” and “work by platform” risk undermining the...

Digital labor designates platform-based algorithm-mediated tasks performed by human users of websites and apps. It concerns on-demand services such as Uber, micro-work portals such as Amazon Mechanical Turk, as well as data extraction...

The debate over who, in the media and in the IT scene, is responsible for Trump’s victory is just starting. I have been claiming for a long time that the issue is not an algorithmic one. The “algorithmic” candidate was Hillary Clinton:...

This article considers systems compatibility when competing platforms are two-sided and there are indirect network externalities to develop an explanation why markets with two-sided platforms are often characterized by incompatibility...

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