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 policy contribution tackles the definition and benefits of collaborative economy, as well as the distinction between professional and non-professional services, recommendations on safety and transparency for users, and the way to...

The rise of the sharing economy can save Australians more than $500 million on taxi bills, help them to put underused property and other assets to work, and increase employment and income for people on the fringe of the job market. The...

How does the digital revolution impact society? How does digitalisation of the economy transform our lives and our jobs? Will the digital revolution lead to a hollowing out of the middle class and contribute to increasing inequality?...

Crowd work developed from a niche phenomenon to an increasingly growing industry. Work that so far has been realised by employed staff in companies is decentrally organised through internet platforms. Thereby, a new low wage sector...

This book provides an in-depth commentary on the law of 22 May 2017, no. 81, commonly called 'Statute of Autonomous Work and Agile Work', or, as the 'Jobs Act of the Autonomous'. The law no. 81 of 2017 presents features of...

The Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy was formed in April 2017. The Panel’s purpose was to provide advice and expertise to ongoing policy development on the collaborative economy and to make recommendations to...

3 March 2017 - Workers on demand try to fight exploitation using the same technological weapons as the giants of the web. The Fordist factory of old is gone, and the just-in-time contractors wander around in search of more social...

There has been nascent litigation around the world on the employment classification of workers in the platform economy. New business models and forms of work organisation arising from rapid advancements in digital technologies (or '...

The work done in the diversified business contexts of the digital economy seems to be difficult to trace both in terms of subordination and in the range of autonomy. Adapting the regulatory framework to change many not be sufficient, if...

In this paper, they focus their attention on the situation of workers in the on-demand economy. Firstly, they deal with problems of terminological nature. Secondly, they present the justification for protection for some categories of...