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.

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...

There are now an estimated 1.1 million people in Britain’s gig economy, which is nearly as many workers as in the National Health Service (NHS) England. Given this enormous potential for growth of the gig economy, the RSA set out to...

Developments in online technology have transformed traditional labour markets by creating opportunities for people and businesses to participate in a larger-than-ever global marketplace for contract labour. Simple manual tasks,...

An emerging literature argues that changes in the allocation of workplace 'tasks' between capital and labor, and between domestic and foreign workers, has altered the structure of labor demand in industrialized countries and fostered...

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