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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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...

9 November 2017 - "The so-called gig-economy is celebrated, maligned, fetishized, and qualified by analysts. Whether it is called the collaborative, platform, crowd-sourcing, or sharing-economy, the rise of peer-to-peer exchanges does...

This paper provides new evidence on the development of online platforms and explores the emergence of new forms of work in the digital economy. Following the rise of platforms that match demand and supply of goods (e-commerce) and...

20 October 2017 - With its 22 proposals, the Danish government’s new sharing economy strategy says a lot about taxationand a little about workers’ rights.

13 January 2013 - As many of you may have heard, Amazon is not approving international Mturk accounts anymore. In 2012, Amazon put a hold on accepting new worker accounts for a couple of months. When they started accepting new workers...

Beyond the societal phenomenon, the collaborative economy is an economic reality: while most individuals find only a modest income supplement, some have made it a real commercial or quasi-commercial activity. Currently, however, income...

In several countries, a discussion on the rise and the implications of the gig economy is taking place, including in the Netherlands. The first contribution this dossier makes involves a literature-based overview of the consequences of...

In this editorial, we will briefly highlight some of the key emerging issues in research on crowdsourcing for public policy and government. Our entry point into the discussion is a collection of research papers first presented at the...

Millions of tourists have used Airbnb accommodations, and Airbnb is frequently discussed in terms of its current or future impacts on hotels. The purpose of this research was to investigate such impacts by determining the extent to...

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