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.

On Friday evening, ridesharing company Uber sent drivers a memo offering guidance to workers as the novel coronavirus spreads across the world and the US. The memo, titled "A reminder about coronavirus," offered four points of advice to...

Known by many names – platform, sharing, peer-to-peer (p2p), collaborative economy, and so on - entirely new business models have emerged in recent years, whereby online platforms use digital technologies to connect distinct groups of...

The aim of this paper is to explain evidence of unfair practices by online platforms towards business users, particularly SME's. First, using survey data, we show that sellers operating with four different categories of platforms multi-...

Online platforms have dramatically changed the digital economy over the last two decades. They play a prominent role in the creation of 'digital value' that underpins future economic growth in the European Union (EU) and consequently...

This report provides an overview and analysis of the state of digitalisation in the Austrian economy. Austria aims to become a European Innovation Leader and digitalisation provides an important lever with which to achieve this goal....

An informal group of 20 companies and trade associations, including SMEunited,  have  published a set of ‘Platform Fairness Principles’, to which they believe globally dominant platforms should adhere in order to ensure fair competition...

The newly developed Leeds Index of Platform Labour Protest provides an overview of the developments in platform worker organisation and mobilisation on a global scale.

This report looks at delivery platforms and their impact on social security, autonomy of workers, and algorithmic control. It does so by providing definitions of platform work, the employment status of platform workers, and legal...

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