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.

  • Saturday, 20 July 2019 -

    Two Presentations at the 2019 Social Media & Society Conference

    Christoph Lutz presented two papers at the 2019 Social Media & Society Conference in Toronto. Both papers dealt with aspects of privacy and data protection, in line with this year's conference theme.

  • Monday, 08 July 2019 -

    Presentation at the 2019 IAMCR Conference

    In the beginning of July, Christoph Lutz presented his paper "Digital Inequalities in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data" at the 2019 IAMCR Conference in Madrid.

  • Friday, 21 June 2019 -

    Guest Talk at the University of Twente

    In June 2019, Gemma Newlands delivered a guest talk at the HRM Department of the University of Twente. The talk, entitled ‘Workplace Dignity and the Gig Economy: Recognition, Heteromation, and…

  • Friday, 14 June 2019 -

    Presentation at the European Network on Digital Labour Meeting in Paris

    As a newly invited member of the ENDL, Gemma Newlands presented her ongoing research at the two-day summit in Paris. Her presentation ‘Recognition, Reification, and Human Dignity in the Gig Economy’…

Contact

For all queries, please contact:

Professor Christian Fieseler

BI Norwegian Business School

E-mail: christian.fieseler@bi.no

Twitter: @BI_NCIS

Facebook: @BINordicCentre

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