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 Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal is publishing a collection of papers on the gig-economy and labor law, edited by Valerio De Stefano (International Labour Office and Bocconi University). This collection, entitled “...

This paper describes some of the changes which have taken place in business and workforce practices in recent decades. In particular, it focuses on firms’ increasing recourse to outsourcing and non-standard forms of employment in...

24 January 2018 - (Madrid) The general guidelines of the Tax Agency in its fight against fraud for this year reflect the rise of some phenomena such as cryptomoney, freelance workers or the popular e-commerce platforms. Throughout this...

Crowdsourcing (CS) of micro tasks is a relatively new, open source work form enabled by information and communication technologies. While anecdotal evidence of its benefits abounds, our understanding of the phenomenon’s societal...

This paper explores the promise of crowdsourcing. It aims to offer some answers to three challenging questions facing the public sector when considering the use of crowdsourcing: What is the value of the crowd?; When to engage the crowd...

Reputation reporting systems have emerged as an important risk management mechanism in online trading communities. However, the predictive value of these systems can be compromised in situations where conspiring buyers intentionally...

Over the past decades, the legal thinking on independent contractors has followed a common path among different industrialized countries, according to which something was inherently wrong or at least disputable in the general acceptance...

For better or worse, the digitalisation of the economy has become an unavoidable theme in political and social debates. This new industrial revolution is predicted to disrupt the processes of production, the world of work and society at...

This working paper gives an overview of the new possibilities opened up by the 4th industrial revolution and tackles some specific questions in relation to its effects on the labour market, including on the status of employees, on...

This case study provides a snapshot of the dynamics in the digital market for locally provided personal services. Based on a case study for a Belgium platform with 14,113 identified workers and 9,459 posted tasks, the findings suggest...

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