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.

Crowdsourcing is becoming recognized as a powerful tool that organizations can use in order to get work done, this by freelancers and non-employees. We conceptualize crowdsourcing as a subcategory of outsourcing, with compensated...

The advent of the collaborative economy is what economists call 'disruptive innovation' while some even talk of 'the fourth industrial revolution'. This revolution started in the US and is now making its way into the EU. The aim of the...

11 July 2018 - As France heads into the final of the World Cup, popular delivery platform workers are striking against what they call low wages and dangerous working conditions.

Crowd sourcing and crowd work are currently still rather underresearched. Accordingly limited reliable information on medium- to long-run implications can be provided. Against this background, Jan Marco Leimeister, Shkodran Zogaj and...

The digitalisation of the world of work poses social and labour related challengesto the Member States of the European Union (EU). Above all, the service industry is affected: various internet platforms such as Clickworker, Taskrabbit...

For many years, the most popular form of work relationship was the employment contract. In view of dynamic changes of the labour market and new forms of employment gaining popularity, employers more and more often conclude different...

We argue that reputation mechanisms used by platform markets suffer from two problems. First, buyers may draw conclusions about the quality of the platform from single transactions, causing a reputational externality across sellers....

23 June 2018 - For some Americans, sub-minimum-wage online tasks are the only work available. Technology has helped rid the American economy of many of the routine, physical, low-paid jobs that characterized the workplace of the last...

Work on digital platforms provides both opportunities and risks for workers. Risks may include their status of employment, level of income, social protectionand other benefits. To understand why workers undertake this form of work and...

The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt confirmed the judgment of the Regional Court of Frankfurt on UberPop of 18 March 2015 (Az. 3/08 O 136/14) and upheld the ban on use of the Uberpop app, based on providing paid transport services...

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