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.

This statement emphasises the importance of an adequate employment policy agenda to support the digital transformation of the economy and labour market. It asserts that it is essential to ensure that people have the skills required to...

The Digital Single Market must remain a priority for the EU over the next years. With a completed and fully functioning Digital Single Market, Europe can gain 4% of GDP by 2020. Digital is borderless by definition and allows real-time...

We examine how the entry of gig-economy platforms influences local entrepreneurial activity. On one hand, such platforms may reduce entrepreneurial activity by offering a stable employment for the un- and under-employed. On the other...

In recent years, The On-Demand Economy, which is also called The Sharing Economy or The Gig Economy, has played a major role in the growth and direction of the economy in the United States. To gauge the opinions of workers and users in...

In 2017, Uber released the number of drivers operational in London, the UK. This article takes a look at the numbers of drivers and the estimates of their income as presented by Uber and uses these to calculate how many London drivers...

The digital economy is growing fast, especially in developing countries. Yet the meaning and metrics of the digital economy are both limited and divergent. The aim of this paper is to review what is currently known in order to develop a...

In Race Against the Machine, MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee advance an explanation for why median income has stopped rising in the U.S. and why societies and economies are becoming more unequal. Drawing on research by their...

Many millennials are gravitating toward the gig economy of temporary and freelance jobs, enabled to do so by the rise of sharing-economy companies such as Uber and the increasing popularity of social media. Many who have taken this...

Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is an online marketplace for work, where Requesters post Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs) for Workers to complete for varying compensation. Past research has focused on the quality and generalizability of...

Crowdsourcing is an online, distributed problem-solving and production model already in use by businesses such as Threadless.com, iStockphoto.com, and InnoCentive.com. This model, which harnesses the collective intelligence of a crowd...

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