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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This paper provides a conceptual and theoretical overview of rapidly growing labor platforms, focusing on how they represent both continuity and change in the world of work and its regulation. They first lay out the logic of different...

The article deals with thre main challenges to labour law referring specifically to the German experience. The world-wide market induced enterprises to relocate their production and to reduce labour costs at home. In Germany, a quite...

The article focuses on the term ‘worker’, which is replacing the traditional term ‘employee’ in a growing number of Acts and Regulations. The interpretation given to this term by the Employment Appeal Tribunal is reviewed, and a...

Focusing on Austria, this report provides an overview of online platforms matching supply and demand for paid work, looking at different platforms and activities, working conditions, legal developments, and trends and changes in the...

With recent downsizing of talented professionals and the power of globalization to provide opportunities for more underdeveloped countries, the gig economy is a source of influence in today's generation of professionals. Online...

New and emerging work relationships arising in the platform  economy do not fit easily into the existing legal definitions of 'employee' and 'independent contractor' status. The distinction is important because employees qualify for a...

This report examines the practices of enforcement bodies in EU Member States in relation to the prevention and detection of bogus self-employment (BSE). The OECD has described BSE or ‘false’ self-employment as consisting of ‘people...

This report examines the consequences of the collaborative economy for undeclared work in the EU and the role of legislation and enforcement bodies in tackling undeclared work in the collaborative economy. The study combined the review...

The latest trend from Silicon Valley is known as the 'sharing economy', sometimes referred to as the 'gig economy', 'on-demand', 'peer-to-peer' or 'collaborative consumption' economy. Dozens of 'disruptive' companies like Uber, Airbnb,...

This report presents the results of the Danish part of a large research project in seven countries, IRSDACE, funded by the EU Commission. The aim of the IRSDACE project, Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue in the Age of...