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.

20 June 2017 - Uber said on Tuesday it will for the first time allow drivers to collect tips through its smartphone app, an about-face from previous company policy, as part of the ride-services firm’s broader effort to improve an often-...

This article evaluates the job quality of work in the remote gig economy. Such work consists of the remote provision of a wide variety of digital services mediated by online labour platforms. Focusing on workers in Southeast Asia and...

Also in Germany, crowd sourcing platforms gained importance in recent years. As intermediaries, they monitor, steer or control the realisation of activities which are procured by crowd sourcers (mainly companies) and conducted by crowd...

13 February 2017 - Hundreds of drivers with ride-hailing service Uber [UBER.UL] in Qatar went on strike on Monday for the second time in a year to protest against fare cuts. The U.S.-based company, which started operations in Doha in...

Crowd sourcing thus represents a new type of work organisation(also known as ‘crowd work’) which involves changes on employee and employer side. However, it is largely unclear which processes of change are to be expected in concrete...

16 June 2018 - With the ’decree of dignity’ Di Maio wants to force platforms like Deliveroo and Foodora to transform riders into employees. The doubts of the labour lawyers: ’There cannot be an obligation. And then a decree does not...

7 September 2016 - In the bitter feud between tech firms and the taxi industry, drivers fight back with a killer app of their own: cooperative ownership. The largest taxi company in the Denver metro area is still mostly secret. On...

In mid-2018 the Bologna city council negotiated a “Bill of Fundamental Rights of Digital Workers in the Urban Context” with Riders Union Bologna collective. The bill includes right to insurance, to organize, and to be paid hourly...

In this paper, I replicate and expand upon the findings of Camerer et al. (1997) using a novel set of data centered on the supply side of a ride-sharing market. I analyze nine months of data from a peer-to-peer ride-sharing firm in...

Online outsourcing (OO) involves global outsourcing of tasks from clients to freelancers via platforms such as Upwork, Guru, Freelancer and Fiverr. Governments and donor agencies in several developing countries are currently starting OO...

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