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.

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...

In crowdsourcing systems, worker selection is a challenging issue. Researchers have advocated the incorporation of reputation management into crowdsourcing systems to address this issue. However, current reputation-based decisions often...

Many if not most markets with network externalities are two-sided. To succeed, platforms in industries such as software, portals and media, payment systems and the Internet, must "get both sides of the market on board." Accordingly,...

16 August 2016 - London's striking Deliveroo riders are in a fight against the worst exploitation and abuse of the sharing economy. Last Friday, a throng of around 150 couriers for the online food delivery company Deliveroo massed on a...

19 January 2018 - City councilors met in Bologna with people working for food delivery companies such as Sgnam, JustEat, Glovo, Deliveroo, and the newly arrived Foodora. The first meeting aimed to talk about jobs and security in the...

We need a new regulatory framework because digital markets are sometimes fundamentally different from traditional markets, raising the question on how to enforce good competition and labour law or high standards of consumer and data...

26 September 2017 - ’The work at which you are the first priority. Drive whenever you wish, earn what you need, set your own schedule ... ’. It sounds good, right? Uber presents itself online with this attractive offer. This platform...

Ideas competitions appear to be a promising tool for crowdsourcing and open innovation processes, especially for business-to-business software companies. Active participation of potential lead users is the key to success. Yet a look at...

Earning money is a primary motivationfor workers on Amazon Mechanical Turk, but earning a good wage is difficult because work that pays well is not easily identified and can be time-consuming to find. We explored the strategies that...

The rapid growth of on-demand ride services such as uberX and Lyft, or “ridesourcing,” has prompted debate among policy makers and stakeholders. At present, ridesourcing’s usage and impacts are not well understood. Key questions include...

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