iLabour conference *postponed*

On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing the iLabour Conference until further notice.

Date: 12 June 2020, 9.15-17.30 (drinks reception 17.30-18.30)
Venue: Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad St, Oxford
Twitter: @iLabourProject #iLabour2020

The Oxford Internet Institute in collaboration with the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change is organising a one-day conference on digital labour platforms and the future of work. The event will showcase novel findings on digitally mediated labour markets and place them in broader contexts of non-standard work, changing organizational practices, and new industrial relations. The presentations will be of interest to sociologists, labour economists, scholars of management and organization, labour law scholars, and others interested in the gig economy and technological transformations in firms and labour markets.

Confirmed guest keynote presenters:

  • Arne Kalleberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Catherine Thomas, Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Michael Barrett, Professor of Information Systems & Innovation Studies, University of Cambridge

iLabour presenters:

  • Vili Lehdonvirta, Associate Professor, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
  • Gretta Corporaal, Research Fellow and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • Alex Wood, Lecturer in Sociology of Work, University of Birmingham
  • Otto Kässi, Research Economist, Etla Research

A plant-based lunch will be provided, and the event is followed by a drinks reception at the Oxford Martin School. The event is free of charge, but seats are limited so please register here as soon as possible.

iLabour: The Construction of Labour Markets, Institutions and Movements on the Internet is a multi-disciplinary research project led by Vili Lehdonvirta at the Oxford Internet Institute and funded by the European Research Council (2015-2020). The project produces empirical data on online labour markets and investigates their implications to organizations, industrial relations, and policy. Twitter: iLabourProject

Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change aims to identify today’s key technological disruptors and consider their impact on the global economy and society. The Programme is based at the Oxford Martin School and led by Professor Ian Goldin.