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.

8 August 2018 - The New York City Council on Wednesday agreed to cap the number of licenses for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc for one year, dealing a blow to the companies that have relied on the largest U.S. metro...

31 October 2017 - The partnership between delivery platform Deliveroo and workers’ cooperative SMart has been terminated, sparking new debate over workers’ rights in the platform economy.

The sharing economy is a global phenomenon with rapid growth potential. While research has begun to explore segmentation between users and non-users, only limited research has looked at consumer segmentation within sharing economy...

Online labor markets experienced a rapid growth in recent years. They allow for long-distance transactions and offer workers access to a potentially ‘global’ pool of labor demand. As such, they bear the potential to act as a substitute...

Psychologist Dr Joanna Wilde, a member of the board of directors of the UK Council for Work and Health, discusses the potentially toxic combination of stress and occupational health risks in the “gig economy”.

22 October 2015 - Since 16 October 2015, France has a private drivers' union SCP/VTC, affiliated with the National Union of Autonomous Trade Unions. It intends to participate in negotiations with employer organisations and the public...

International labour markets are recently characterised by rises in 'atypical' work arrangements, such as self-employment (freelance, contract workers, agency workers) and on-call jobs, zero hour-contracts. The drivers of this are...

14 April 2017 - Around 10 requests for the requalification of VTC drivers against Uber were filed with the Paris labour courts on 14 April. In total, about 100 are in progress. About 10 Uber drivers assigned Uber to the Paris labour...

30 June 2017 - Following last week’s demonstrations, Deliveroo’s riders have called for a strike on Sunday. They ask for working conditions reducing job insecurity. The model of the British company, based on the delivery services...

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