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 Internet has opened up a new era in sharing. There has also been an explosion of studies and writings about sharing via the Internet. This includes a series of books, articles, and web discussions on the topic. However, many of...

Sharing is a phenomenon as old as humankind, while collaborative consumption and the 'sharing economy' are phenomena born of the Internet age. This paper compares sharing and collaborative consumption and finds that both are growing in...

Global digital labor platforms – digital venues via which electronically transmittable service work is traded – are rapidly coming of age. Platforms like Freelancer and Upwork now boast several dozens of millions registered users and...

Digitisation is changing our society, our economy and our working world. This development is often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0 or Work 4.0). It is certainly the case that the entire working world and...

Not since Marx identified the manufacturing plants of Manchester as the blueprint for the new capitalist society has there been a deeper transformation of the fundamentals of our social life. As political, economic, and social systems...

The interdependencies between working conditions in the modern knowledge society on the one hand and the health of employees on the other have increasingly moved into the focus of science, the public and politics in recent years....

This report presents the analysis and synthesis of qualitative evidence on crowdsourcing for work, funding and volunteers. This is one output in a set of studies into the ways in which work, and pathways into work, are changing, in...

This study adopts a broad definition of crowdsourcing which incorporates open calls to the crowd for a range of activities that can be associated to employment and employability. One such activity is crowdfunding, which involves raising...

The development of a fast and reliable Internet, new technologies online payment systems, and changes in work structure that enable and demand flexible working patterns have driven a move to a new form of Internet-enabled labour...

Access-based consumption, defined as transactions that can be market mediated but where no transfer of ownership takes place, is becoming increasingly popular, yet it is not well theorized. This study examines the nature of access as it...

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