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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The digital economy will sharply erode the traditional employer-employee relationship. For today's youth, the future of work may be more uncertain than ever. The confluence of two digital forces will dramatically reshape tomorrow's...

19 October 2015 - Uber drivers have decided to challenge the United States-based giant. The drivers revealed to France Info that VTC drivers (VTC stands for not affiliated to taxi companies) have created their own app, entirely ‘for VTC...

Will robots take all the jobs? This dystopian question, prompted by the so-called ‘fourth industrial revolution’ – an umbrella term encompassing Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the ‘Internet of Things’ – has prompted a lively...

As a follow up to the sharing economy, the gig economy, the 'Airbnb's for labour' are now on the rise. These types of platforms are subject to much criticism. Platform cooperatives could provide a solution to problems. (Dutch: Na de...

Gig economy workers enjoy flexibility in choosing certain aspects of their work. Nonetheless, platform companies still need to control workers’ behaviors to scale their business and ensure customers quality service. Mechanisms of...

This essay presents the idea that the rising ‘gig economy’ has become a byproduct of post-Fordism in the sense that it has all the principles of the production process but is not a solution for the failings of Fordism, it is instead a...

Zhubajie/Witmart and other online crowdsourcing platforms have proliferated in China, and researchers have increasingly used them for subject recruitment. One critical question remains, however: what is the generalizability of the...

The use of peer-to-peer ride services was highest among people aged 25 to 34 (14.6%) and 18 to 24 (13.5%). Peer-to-peer ride services were used by 2.1% of people aged 55 and older. Differences in the use of peer-to-peer ride services...

29 June 2018 - After having distinguished the different types of "digital platforms" existing in the sharing economy, one wonders if, in the hypothesis in which they acquire the functions of an employer, the services performed by the...

Against the background of the increasing importance of digital platforms in the economy and society, the authors develop an integrated approach for a regulatory framework. Thereby, they particularly assess modules of an information and...