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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Today traditional full-time employment is no longer the norm. More people—including the majority of Etsy sellers—work independently and combine income from multiple sources. As a result, a growing number of people lack access to the...

In this paper, we take a Human Resource Management (HRM) perspective on crowdwork. Given HRM’s changeful history, we argue that a holistic HRM perspective should consider both a performance and an employee welfare perspective. While the...

At this time of major digital, environmental and demographic change, which is in turn bringing about far-reaching changes for workers, employers and their relations as social partners, the EESC believes that the need to acknowledge the...

Online marketplaces often contain information not only about products, but also about the people selling the products. In an effort to facilitate trust, many platforms encourage sellers to provide personal profiles and even to post...

The rise of digitisation has linked the economy with all other areas of society at different levels, resulting in new forms of labour. Crowd work, or crowd sourcing, service provision by means of an anonymous crowd of potential...

Crowd work has emerged as a new form of digital gainful employment whose nature is still a black box. In this paper, we focus on the crowd workers – a perspective that has been largely neglected by research. We report results from crowd...

Crowd work has emerged as new pattern of digitally mediated collaboration. In this paper, we focus on the determinants and effects of crowd workers’ job satisfaction – a perspective that has been largely neglected by current...

This US Congressional Research Service report was prepared for Members of Congress and Committes. The gig economy is the collection of markets that match providers to consumers on a gig (or job) basis in support of on-demand commerce....

This paper describes some of the changes which have taken place in business and workforce practices in recent decades. In particular, it focuses on firms’ increasing recourse to outsourcing and non-standard forms of employment in...

Crowdsourcing (CS) of micro tasks is a relatively new, open source work form enabled by information and communication technologies. While anecdotal evidence of its benefits abounds, our understanding of the phenomenon’s societal...