Good Gig Bad Gig? The nature and consequence of work, employment, and entrepreneurship in gig and platform economies

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Careers and Professional Development
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Zulu, Sheraton, 8th Floor
Organizers: Tim Vorley, Kirsty Newsome
Chairs: Kirsty Newsome


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.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
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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