Paper on the development of platform cooperatives in the European gig economy

Damion Bunders and Tine De Moor from the Erasmus University Rotterdam published their paper “Paradoxical Tensions as a Double-Edged Sword: Analysing the Development of Platform Cooperatives in the European Gig Economy” in the Journal of Management Inquiry. It’s open access and can be found here.

Platform cooperatives promise to provide an alternative organizational model of worker ownership and governance to heavily criticized investor-owned gig platforms, but have until now remained relatively rare. This study examines the development of platform co-ops to gain insight into the reasons and mechanisms behind their slow but steady growth in Europe.