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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Ikea's recent purchase of informal jobbing platform TaskRabbit may help the company to capitalise on an emerging millennial market in which employment regulations are lax and income is disposable.

L' as in 'little jobs'. Underpaid jobs at Uber, Airbnb and other platforms that disguise their miseries behind the tale of modernity. The risk is to deliver us a future without welfare. The question from which this book starts is: why...

Online outsourcing (OO) has become a promising alternative to traditional employment in today’s digital era. It has transformed where, when, and how work is performed. For workers, this form of outsourcing has created new opportunities...

Reputation is often seen as central to the coordination of transactions in sharing economy platforms. Participants perform a double role regarding reputation manage-ment: while engaging in exchanges with other peers, they build their...

While employment through digital labour platforms remains small – estimates range from 0.5 per cent of the labour force in the United States (Farrell and Greig, 2016) to 5 per cent in Europe (European Parliament, 2017)1 – it is expected...

This text is about food-delivery in a digitalized world of paid work. The majority of meal delivery is carried out offline: the customer calls a particular restaurant, places an order and the restaurant delivers the meal to the customer...

The aim of the paper is to analyse the features of the digital labour connected with the so-called platform economy. Many platform-based business models rely on a new composition of capital capable of capturing personal information and...

Users and potential users of the sharing economy need to place a considerable amount of trust in both the person and the platform with which they are dealing. The consequences of transaction partners’ opportunism may be severe, for...

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.

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...

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