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.

The rapid growth of the collaborative economy has fuelled a discussion about its potential benefits and challenges. Moving the debate towards longer-term considerations the scenario-based JRC foresight project explores the possible...

We seek to make Germany and Europe, with their core competences in industrial value added and production, into a leading location for digital industrial production and to make extensive use of the potential presented by digitalisation...

With the dialogue process Work 4.0, which will continue up until the end of 2016, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has provided a framework for a dialogue, in part public and in part technical, about how society will...

The working world of the future will be different from today’s. Will it also be better? Will we work in a more self-determined and healthy way? Will we go back to university or learn a new occupation at the age of 50? Are machines...

This book discusses some of the rapidly emerging trends that define the digital economy and its interaction with the more traditional economic sectors, despite the increasingly blurry division line between the two. More importantly, the...

The 'full-time job' is no longer an option for many people seeking employment. It has been replaced by an ever-expanding plethora of 'atypical' employment relationships designed by employers to streamline their operations and/or take...

Over the past four years, transportation network companies (TNCs), primarily Uber and
Lyft, have convinced legislators in the vast majority of states to overrule and preempt local regulations and strip drivers of rights. The speed...

IBM brought 150,000 employees and stakeholders together to help move its latest technologies to market. Both the difficulties it faced and the successes it achieved provide important lessons.

In an otherwise turbulent year, Uber — which operates in 600 cities across 78 countries — managed to give four billion rides in 2017 alone. That’s significant for a company that for its entire existence hit the five billion total rides...

1 January 2018 (Amsterdam) - A group of about 80 angry Deliveroo food deliverers went on strike on New Years Eve. They refused to deliver meals in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Haarlem between 17.00 and 20.00 o’clock that evening. The riders...

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