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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26 July 2018 - Negotiations are continuing between the MISE Ministery, the food delivery platforms and the trade unions. Di Maio says 'We have different views. If we don't reach an agreement, I'm ready to use ad-hoc solutions.'

The policy momentum on digital transformations and the future of work (FoW) is building and is resulting in recommendations at the EU level.

This study sets out to outline the different dimensions of the digital transformation on...

A solution to marketplace information asymmetries is to have trading partners publicly rate each other post-transaction. Many have shown these ratings are effective; we show that their effectiveness deteriorates over time. The problem...

The study measured the current level of development of the collaborative economy of the EU-28 across the transport, accommodation, finance and online skills sectors. The size of the collaborative economy relative to the total EU economy...

Presentation by Prof. Dr. Holger Bonin of IZA (Institute of Labor Economics) and the University of Kassel at the BMAS-OECD-ISSA Workshop on the Future of Social Protection. 

The rise of digitally-mediated labor requires a deeper understanding of algorithmic management in work environments. The discourse surrounding the gig economy portrays platforms as lean, flexible and efficient. Gig-work companies...

This is the first in a series of four planned reports investigating the frequency of “crowdworking” in Germany. The present study is based on a continuous online survey conducted by the Berlin-based online survey firm Civey GmbH. The...

In times of the so-called gig economy, access to an adequate level of social protection should not depend on whether or not a person is working on a standard employment contract. Access to social protection for non-standard forms of...

26 February 2016 (SEATTLE) — Uber driver Peter Kuel, who was stripped of his ability to work on the company’s app two weeks ago, thanked fellow drivers, the Teamsters Union and others for their support in helping him regain access to...

Collective bargaining is changing to to the rise of digital work marketplaces. Platforms such as Upwork, Freelancer and Fiverr mediate the auctioning of work. Clients post tasks and workers bid on them. Interviews with 120 digital...