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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Taxi platform Bolt plans to introduce food delivery services in addition to its transport services in Slovakia, without specifying the exact launch date. It has published new job offers for couriers and sales managers. It also plans to...

Uber lost a crucial case in the UK Supreme Court on 19 February 2021, when judges ruled it had wrongly classified its drivers as self-employed. Platform companies have lost similar legal battles in California, France, Spain, and the...

The article deals with thre main challenges to labour law referring specifically to the German experience. The world-wide market induced enterprises to relocate their production and to reduce labour costs at home. In Germany, a quite...

The emergence and spread of the platform economy and digitalisation are leading to the diversification of work forms and the emergence of new work types. This Information Note reviews the form and characteristics of platform-based work...

The Aspen Institute's Future of Work Initiative identifies challenges American workers and businesses face due to changing nature of work in the 21st century. The growth of the independent workforce, the increased importance of...

On 15 December 2020, Switzerland’s postal supervisory authority, PostCom, announced that Uber Eats, the US-based company’s Swiss affiliate needs to register as a postal service provider by the end of January 2021 and needs to be...

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, both Uber and Lyft say that they will reach profitability in 2021. A mix of cost-cutting and shifting the focus from moving people to delivering food has helped them weather the downturn. Uber has been the...

Increasingly, people are earning money in the platform economy. However, there are as of yet no rules or safety nets in place. A conversation with Koen Frenken and Mies Westerveld on the opportunities and the risks of the platform...

The authors make the points that the gig economy offers both good and bad jobs and opens new opportunities - but also exploits workers; although contingent workers are a small percentage of the overall workforce, the gig economy has...

This contribution analyses the interplay between outsourcing and the spatial organisation of work. We provide an overview of different types of process that shift work across company boundaries and in space, discuss the different...