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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We conducted an ethnomethodological analysis of publicly available content on Turker Nation, a general forum for Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) users. Using forum data we provide novel depth and detail on how the Turker Nation members...

The dominance of road transport, both on passenger and freight movements, has reached alarming levels for society due to their negative environmental impacts as well as societal and economic costs. To reverse this trend, many approaches...

15 May 2018 - Bike messenger Pablo Avendano was delivering food Saturday night in Philadelphia at 10th and Spring Garden Streets when he was hit by a car and killed. If Avendano, 34, had been working for a company that classified him as...

1 June 2017 - The last year’s income declared through Uber and Taxify was five times higher than in the preceding year. Likewise, the number of persons who declared foreign or rental income has risen.

This report is, among other things, a summary of scattered information on the subject of the sharing economy. It introduces this subject and explains how to explore ths unique universe of new terms. Our aim was to raise awareness of the...

This paper aims to understand the self-organization phenomenon among the workers of Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk), a well-known crowdsourcing platform. Specifically, we explored 1) why MTurk workers self-organize into online...

Airbnb is widely recognized as a disruptive innovation in the tourism industry. While separate studies have examined various factors affecting consumers' adoption of Airbnb, the literature has largely focused on a handful of factors in...

Although freelancing work has grown substantially in recent years, in part facilitated by a number of online labor marketplaces, traditional forms of "in-sourcing" work continue being the dominant form of employment. This means that, at...

13 February 2017 - The Oxford Internet Institute's iLabour project aims to understand how worker voice and collective action in the global gig or platform economy shape institutions and records, analyses and visualises this new form of...

CSCW researchers have become interested in crowd work as a new form of collaborative engagement, that is, as a new way in which people's actions are coordinated in order to achieve collective effects. We address this area but from a...