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.

The rapid growth of cyber platforms has created major challenges, both conceptual and regulatory. It might not be a coincidence that their evolution took place in the middle of the great recession which began in 2008 with the Lehman...

Although overarching if not foundational conceptualizations of digital governance in the field of critical data studies aptly account for and explain subjection, calculated resistance is left conceptually unattended despite case studies...

Drawing from literatures in business, the burgeoning field of human computation, and media studies together with economic geography and social theory, this paper contextualizes corporate crowdsourcing in regimes of work and specifies...

Today traditional full-time employment is no longer the norm. More people—including the majority of Etsy sellers—work independently and combine income from multiple sources. As a result, a growing number of people lack access to the...

This technical paper maps national solutions regarding social security coverage of platform work in 15 EU Member States and Switzerland. The new form of work organisation through digital platforms is resulting in different employment...

Although Uber had promised Indian drivers they could earn much more driving for Uber than working other jobs, the competition between drivers has driven down prices and Uber has lowered the price of a ride to the extent where many Uber...

The Danish Ministery of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs has conducted a survey of digital companies operating in Denmark and includes those which have commercial and non-commercial business models, where consumers and...

On 28 October 2016, the London-based Employment Tribunal found that under the Uber business model, two drivers were workers, not self-employed contractors, and were therefore entitled to national minimum wage and paid holiday.

The Tribunal judges that the claimant (Ms. M. Dewhurst) was a worker of Cityspring and that it unlawfully failed to pay her for two days' holiday.

In Uber BV and others v Aslam and others [2018] IRLR 97 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that Uber drivers are 'workers' for the purposes of statutory employment rights. In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal was...

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