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.

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The debate on the implications of the platform economy is not supported by sufficiently robust measurements and data. The methods so far used for measuring the size of the platform economy range from surveys to more ingenious techniques...

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...

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.

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...

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...

The California Trucking Association has filed what appears to be the first lawsuit challenging a sweeping new labor law seeking to give wage and benefit protections to workers in the so-called gig economy, including rideshare drivers at...

Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition chief, has called for gig economy workers to be allowed to collectively bargain for their rights.

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...

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".

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