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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23 January 2015 - There’s a lot of uncertainty about how much money Uber drivers make and whether being an Uber driver is, as the company says, an ideal part-time job. Uber released a research paper on Thursday that claimed to give...

The purpose of this paper is to examine the manner in which advocates of crowdsourcing reconfigure the classical sociological treatment of the crowd. The approach taken conceives of the semantics of crowd theorizing in three phases,...

Trade unions around the globe have realized that insecure forms of work are not simply a short term response of employers to temporary economic problems, but instead have become an entrenched feature of many firms’ human resource...

The Time of Opportunities project uncovers new realities in the working world. In this report SAK publishes findings of one of the project themes: employee empowerment in the platform economy. This project sought to investigate the...

30 July 2018 - On July 8 and 15, the Parisian deliverymen of the CLAP (Collectif des livreurs autonomes de Paris) as well as other collectives in Nantes and Bordeaux called for a « massive disconnection », the dates chosen being the...

Reputation has often been proposed as the central mechanism that creates trust in the sharing economy. However, some sharing platforms that focus primarily on social rather than economically driven exchanges have managed to facilitate...

Online labor markets provide new opportunities for behavioral research, but conducting economic experiments online raises important methodological challenges. This particularly holds for interactive designs. In this paper, we provide a...

A section of app-based taxi drivers of Ola and Uber in Delhi are staying off the roads of the capital today. However, their strike seems to have little impact on Delhiites and those living in the National Capital Region. Regular users...

This paper introduces flash organizations: crowds structured like organizations to achieve complex and open-ended goals. Microtask workflows, the dominant crowdsourcing structures today, only enable goals that are so simple and modular...

25 November 2009 - Everyone wants to be a platform these days. And they are popping up faster than I can keep track of them. Facebook became a platform, enabling application developers to develop on top of Facebook. Next came the iPhone...