In this project, we examined to what extend firms in different inustries in Germany rely on crowdworking over time. Crowdworking describes the allocation of usually internal business tasks and projects via online platforms to external workers, who are paid to perform those tasks. The essential aim of this project was to determine to what extend crowdworking is currently used. In order to accomplish that, the quarterly representative company survey of the information economy was supplemented by further industries.

Selected Publications


Erdsiek, Daniel, Jörg Ohnemus and Steffen Viete (2019), Crowdworking in Deutschland 2018: Ergebnisse einer ZEW-Unternehmensbefragung , Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, Mannheim. Download

Project duration

15.08.2016 - 30.10.2018


Dr. Jörg Ohnemus

Project members

Dr. Jörg Ohnemus
Dr. Daniel Erdsiek
Dr. Steffen Viete


Digital Economy