Fair Labor in the Digitized Economy
A four-year research project funded by the Research Council of Norway
Within our broad focus on the digital economy, we embrace a diversity of cutting-edge research topics. Our efforts are concentrated in six areas of inquiry, each interrelated and at the intersection of Internet and society research. Our cross-disciplinary research helps in forming a cohesive picture of the wider fair labor debates, enabling a clearer understanding of the complex and developing phenomena which pertain to the Internet and its impact on the labor landscape.
PATHWAYS TO PARTICIPATION
The creation and sharing of user-generated content is the key lifeline of the digital economy. In our ongoing research efforts, we investigate user behavior and participation divides, with a particular focus on the social and psychological drivers.
NEW FORMS OF DIGITAL LEADERSHIP
As virtual teamwork becomes more frequent, team exclusion, reduced feelings of ‘belonging’, and knowledge sharing are all challenges which need to be faced. Our research focuses on giving leaders hands-on advice on how to lead a fair virtual team.
Young people are exploring what it means to be producers, consumers, and products in the digital economy. We research the blurred boundaries between work, play, and hobbies, focusing on the exploitative potential of social activity online.