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.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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This study reports the main finding of a qualitative research project based on 150 phone and face-to-face interviews with people working in the UK gig economy in 2017. They were primarily asked about their motivations for undertaking...

Sharing is an alternative form of distribution to commodity exchange and gift giving. Compared to these alternative modes, sharing can foster community, save resources, and create certain synergies. Yet outside of our immediate families...

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...

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...

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...