What does innovation literature predict about the organizational challenges of adopting online freelancing platforms – and how to address them? TeroVesalainen/pixabai. (CCO) Digital technologies have fueled a new wave of outsourcing opportunities where firms leverage online labour platforms to access freelancers on and on-demand basis. These developments inform estimations that in the coming years, 80%… Read More »
What challenges do organizations face when adopting online freelancing platforms as part of their business models? annawaldl/pixabay. (CCO) Digital technologies have enabled the rise of online labour platforms that transform contemporary organizations and the way work gets done. In Part One of this blog, I introduced a typology of online labour platforms and described the motivations… Read More »
To understand the future of work we need to explore the diversity of platforms and how they are used in the modern economy. Widjaya Ivan/Flickr. (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) In the platform economy, digital technologies enable a wide range of interactions. You’re probably familiar with sharing economy platforms such as Uber and Airbnb. But probably lesser… Read More »
A geographic visualisation of worker voice in the online gig economy.
Dr Alex J. Wood discussed the implications of the recent UK Uber Employment Tribunal ruling on BBC News. The court decided that Uber must classify its drivers as workers. The ruling means that, pending appeal, Uber drivers are entitled to the national minimum and living wage of £7.20 an hour, rest breaks and sick pay.… Read More »