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Year 6/2021 
Volume 13 
Issue 2

Regulatory Governance for the Gig Economy

Waldemar Hoff
Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego

6/2021 13 (2) Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne Studia nad Prawem

DOI 10.7206/kp.2080-1084.448


This article explores the possibility of replacing the traditional administrative supervision over the gig industry in favour of regulatory instruments rooted in economy. While regulation in this sense is not uncommon in the Enlish-speaking countries, even outside infrastructural sectors, in continental Europe, administrative supervision of business still prevails. The current approach of states, including administration, legislative authorities and courts, towards the gig economy can be attributed to the misconception expressed in the EU and national court decisions presuming that companies such as Uber, offering an electronic platform, form one entity with thousands of businesses performing services such as Uber drivers. This paper asserts that regulatory authorities with their powers of correcting the anomalies of the market, are better suited for platform-based services. States should use their powers to liberalise doing business, rather than restrict new, inventive forms of business to the detriment of the customers.


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Hoff, Waldemar (2021). Regulatory Governance for the Gig Economy. (2021). Regulatory Governance for the Gig Economy. Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne Studia Nad Prawem, 13(2), 45-55. https://doi.org/10.7206/kp.2080-1084.448 (Original work published 6/2021AD)

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Hoff, Waldemar. “Regulatory Governance For The Gig Economy”. 6/2021AD. Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne Studia Nad Prawem, vol. 13, no. 2, 2021, pp. 45-55.

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Hoff, Waldemar. “Regulatory Governance For The Gig Economy”. Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne Studia Nad Prawem, Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne Studia nad Prawem, 13, no. 2 (2021): 45-55. doi:10.7206/kp.2080-1084.448.