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.

Contemporary capitalism is characterized by the expansion of the digital economy, in which new forms of exploitation and of value creation are taking place. In particular, in the gig economy cheap labour is organized and managed via...

The thesis analyses the way in which the fourth industrial revolution is affecting the right to work, rights at work and to social protection and the capacity of states to protect, respect and fulfil those rights. It offers a discussion...

15 January 2018 (Brussels) - Despite demonstrations by Deliveroo couriers in Brussels, Liège, Antwerp, Malines and Ghent, the meal home-delivery platform, Deliveroo, boasted on Sunday that it had seen a “growth of 34% in the number of...

The report, released by the Office of the Inspector General for Social Affairs in France (IGAS), presents the first attempt in France to describe and analyze in detail the various social challenges related to collaborative platforms...

Platform, open/user innovation, and ecosystem strategies embrace and enable interactions with external entities. Firms pursuing these approaches conduct business and interact with environments differently than those pursuing traditional...

Over the past few years, the so-called platform economy, with Uber and Airbnb, has gained a foothold in Norway. Efficient and user-friendly technology has created excitement as well as concern. This report looks at the platform economy...

This online article advances some improvement proposals for the 'gig economy', with a focus on pay and working conditions. The suggestions are addressed not only to the “masters of algorithms,” but also to lawmakers, labor unions and,...

In the framework of the so-called “sharing economy”, the number of on-demand companies matching labour supply and demand is on the rise. These schemes may enlarge opportunities for people willing to find a job or to top up their...

The paper, after giving an overview of recent labour trends in the digital economy, describes alternative working arrangements such as 'crowdworking' and 'work on-demand via platform'. The regulatory framework and the legal consequences...

We examine an increasingly popular open innovation practice called 'design crowdsourcing', wherein firms seek external inputs in the form of functional design solutions for new product development from the 'crowd'. We investigate...

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