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.

Joint EFFAT-HOTREC Statement on the Platform Economy, November 2019

Since 2014, HOTREC and EFFAT have regularly exchanged views on the impact of the socalled ‘collaborative’ economy on the European hospitality...

From 12 July 2020, the Regulation on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services (P2B Regulation) shall apply. This Regulation requires online intermediation services, such as ecommerce...

A German court has confirmed that a platform worker was not an employee of the platform operator, but left open the possibility of a time-limited employment relationship with the platform end user.

Digital work/service platforms can offer affordable services to consumers, allow companies and clients greater opportunities to access talent, and provide flexible opportunities for earning income. But the rapid adoption of technology,...

The world of work is changing, fast. Globalisation, coupled with the fragmentation of production and value chains, ageing societies, and digitalisation are all having a transformative impact on European labour markets and are putting...

Platforms are an emblem and embodiment of the digital era just as factories were of the industrial revolution. Digital platforms, through their power in their respective ecosystems, are intermediating and contributing to the...

Employees at the online retailer Zalando are supposed to rate each other using a software application - based on the example of rating portals on the internet. According to scientists, this is an instrument of "tightened control".

Almost 6,000 cases of sexual violence by passengers, drivers, and third parties were reported to Uber in 2017 and 2018 in the United States.

An agreement by a so-called crowd worker with the operator of an internet platform that does not contain any obligation to accept orders does not constitute an employment relationship, according to a decision of the Regional Labor Court...

Building on an emerging literature concerning algorithmic management, this article analyzes the processes by which food delivery platforms control workers and uncovers variation in the extent to which such platforms constrain the...

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