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 German company, along with Foodracers, Moovenda and Prestofood, publishes a document in which it undertakes to provide a coordinated and continuous collaboration contract with Inail and Inps protections.

With the ruling of the Turin labour court on the controversy established by the Foodora riders, a long debated isssue in the labour law doctrine reappers in the digital economy. The issue - concerning the legal classification of the...

Specific rules foreseen for the renewal of the contract for the logistic sector. The national contract (ccnl) includes all wage, insurance and welfare guarantees typical of subordinate work, on top of the introduction of health...

This report examines key properties – or “vectors” – of the digital transformation that fundamentally affect the economy and society and accordingly the design and efficacy of public policies. It explores three main areas where digital...

The rapid growth of the platform economy in Europe has triggered much discussion about the future of employment rights. This report focuses on a particularly important subset of issues raised by the spread of platform work across...

This paper presents a case study of the food delivery platform, Deliveroo, in Belgium in 2016-2018. The case offers insights on the nature of platform work, the workers who perform it, the preferences of workers, the strategy of the...

An integrated theoretical framework for ideological production analysis is developed here to examine whether platform actors contribute to legitimizing, or competing effectively with capitalism as a mode of production. Digital...

29 March 2017 - In this article, sociologist Chris Yuill from the School of Applied Social Science at Aberdeen, discusses how 'health and wellbeing in the workplace has been an important area of study as the workplace health, and...

The ‘sharing economy’ is in the process of transforming numerous industries. Among these, the hotel sector is especially vulnerable to the strategic disruption that sharing platforms present. Companies such as Airbnb represent the...

Apps allowing passengers to hail and pay for taxi service on their phone- such as Uber and Lyft-have affected the livelihood of thousands of workers worldwide. In this paper we draw on interviews with traditional taxi drivers, rideshare...

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