Research Project

Future Ways of Working in the Digital Economy

A four-year research project funded by the Research Council of Norway

As digital labor markets continue to grow, transferring risks and costs onto workers, it is critical that the experience of the individual digital worker is re-prioritised as a focus within research and public discourse.

Accordingly, this project conducts an in-depth empirical investigation into the function, status, and meaning creation of individual workers in the future digital economy.

Research along five work packages, focusing on macro-, meso-, and micro- dimensions of the digital economy, will result in the development of inclusive labor designs for a fairer digital economy.

For the macro-dimension, this project will commence with a thorough mapping of the current and future digital economy.

For the meso-dimension, the project will investigate the roles of organizations and institutions, especially the pivotal role of platforms, in shaping the experiences of digital labor.

The micro-dimension refers to the situational experiences of digital workers, where we will explore questions of digital literacy and preparedness, identity, and status.

As an overall driving construct, this project aims to understand how individual digital workers can create a sense of belonging, meaningfulness, and mattering in the increasingly remote, decontextualized, and fragmented digital economy.

  • Tuesday, 01 October 2019 -

    Martin Schwirn from Strategic Business Visiting the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society

    This last week, we had the privilege to host distinguished executive Martin Schwirn, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Foresight from Strategic Business Insights Menlo Park. The Nordic…

  • Saturday, 28 September 2019 -

    Dr. Eduard Fosch Villaronga Presenting His Research on Robots and Responsibility

    Leading law and robotics researcher Dr. Eduard Fosch Villaronga from the University of Leiden visited the Nordic Centre in September 2019 and gave a presentation on the topic of robot responsibility.

  • Saturday, 28 September 2019 -

    Guest Visit and Presentation from Philip Meier

    In September 2019, Philip Meier from the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society visited the Nordic Centre for two weeks, providing interesting insights into the digital…

  • Friday, 20 September 2019 -

    Tackling Sustainability Challenges through Digitally Enabled Forms of Organizing: A Panel Debate

    This September, we participated in the 5th CSR Communication Conference, that was hosted by the Stockholm School of Economics. The CSR Communication Conference is traditionally concerned with…


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Professor Christian Fieseler

BI Norwegian Business School


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This project has received funding from the Research Council of Norway.