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Entrepreneurial opportunities and working conditions of self-employed online freelancers in the platform economy: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

This paper examines the experiences of self-employed online freelancers working on digital labour platforms during the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic. It is based on interviews with freelancers and platform managers and experts in Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland. Their experiences during COVID-19 reveal issues of asymmetric power vis-a-vis platforms. Notably, they reported lack of transparency and certainty in their contracts with platforms, lack of power in negotiating with clients, and limited ability to engage with clients on other platforms. In addition, th... Show more

Authors: Muszynski, Karol; Pulignano, Valeria; Domecka, Markieta ... [+] Show more

Published: Paris, France, OECD, 2023

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 21 p.

Access item: https://doi.org/10.1787/ebc310de-en

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