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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Over the past years, developments in digital technology have fuelled the emergence of online platforms that match the supply and demand of goods and services. As part of Eurofound’s research activities on ‘work and employment in the...

Tyrone Falls, a Deliveroo worker and organiser of couriers in the platform economy, outlines what work in the sector currently looks like and the possibilities of what it could look like.

The digital revolution, globalisation and demographic changes are transforming labour markets at a time when policy makers are also struggling with persistently slow productivity and wage growth and high levels of income inequality. The...

Crowdsourcing has the inherent potential to shift tedious work from requesters with limited time (or patience) to an on-demand workforce. However, the time saved by requesters is offset by the time they must spend preparing instructions...

Crowdsourcing is a powerful technique that harnesses distributed intelligence to solve organisational problems. As a distributed network, crowdsourcing's strength comes from how information is transmitted to and from an organisation...

The rapid growth of the platform economy in Europe has triggered much discussion about the future of employment rights. This report focuses on a particularly important subset of issues raised by the spread of platform work across...

The Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy makes recommendations on how Scotland can position itself in the collaborative economy. The ‘collaborative economy’ has become synonymous with a very small number of...

Passengers have faced a history of discrimination in transportation systems. Peer transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft present the opportunity to rectify long-standing discrimination or worsen it. We sent passengers in Seattle...

When presenting or framing their work, neoliberal economists tend to tell stories about supply and demand, unintended consequences, and transaction costs in order to justify certain policy positions. These stories often make sense, and...

Ten years ago, university researchers launched a website in the United States giving digital platform workers access to information on the clients of these platforms, and therefore the opportunity to denounce those least respectful of...

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