The dawn of the so-called 'gig economy' and 'platform economy’ are having profound implications for of future of work, which is rapidly transforming across occupations, industries, cities, and regions. The ways in which labour is managed and organized has implication for individuals and economies in terms of income and growth potential as well as for fairness and equality. This session invites theoretically and empirically driven contributions about the changing nature of work, employment and entrepreneurship associated with the emergence of the gig and platform economies. Critically these new economic forms demand a more nuanced understanding of the nature of work, employment and entrepreneurship, and what this means for the places and spaces in which they are manifest.
|Presenter||Jason Heyes*, , Regulating Employment Relations in the Gig Economy||20||1:20 PM|
|Presenter||Debra Howcroft*, Work and Equalities Institute, Adam Leaver, University of Sheffield, UK, Technology Capital, Labour, and Regulation: the Case of Uber||20||1:40 PM|
|Presenter||Tim Vorley*, , Jen Nelles, Hunter College, Kirsty Newsome, University of Sheffield, (Dis)Empowering Platforms? The changing nature of everyday life in providing mobility as a service||20||2:00 PM|
|Presenter||Kirsty Newsome*, , Sian Moore , University of Greenwich , It’s a Big Brother Type Thing’: Technology and the Labour Process in Parcel Delivery in the UK||20||2:20 PM|
|Presenter||Jo Grady*, University of Sheffield, Good gig, bad gig: Under-pensioned workers in the gig economy||20||2:40 PM|
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