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 informal nature of creative work is routinely acknowledged in the studies of creative labour. However, informality of creative work has been so far treated dualistically: firstly, as the informal governance of creative labour...

Changes to the nature of work and employment relations in the past few decades have in large part been driven by value chain restructuring, or the outsourcing and offshoring of work. The material basis for these changes is in many cases...

Shared autonomous (fully-automated) vehicles (SAVs) represent an emerging transportation mode for driverless and on-demand transport. Early actors include Google and Europe’s CityMobil2, who seek pilot deployments in low-speed settings...

12 December 2017 - Employees in platform work experience significant insufficiencies with their job security and income. The majority of platform workers are left outside of employment relationship related job security in Finland (...

This paper studies how the dynamic pricing of tasks in the “gig” economy influences the supply of labor. A large economic literature has explored labor supply when workers can flexibly choose how long to work each day. In a study of...

16 May 2018 - Deliveroo is sharing £10 million (€11.1 million as of August 2018) among its staff - but its army of drivers won't receive a penny. The food delivery firm is offering handouts to its 2,000 office staff, the company’s...

5 February 2018 - Workers who deliver food at home: "We are not autonomous, give us a contract". The rider can not do without it. While talking he looks, compulsively, at the smartphone. "It has become an obsession," he admits. For...

22 March 2017 - Fiverr, an online freelance marketplace that promotes itself as being for “the lean entrepreneur,” recently attracted ire for an ad campaign called “In Doers We Trust.”

24% of Americans report earning money from the digital ‘platform economy’ in the past year. The extra income they make is a luxury for some, but a necessity for others. From neighborhood handymen to freelance computer programmers,...

The chapter describes a shift in the past decades from standard employment to non-standard employment in both industrialised and developing countries. It discusses the implications of non-standard work for workers in terms of wages,...

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