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.

  • Monday, 18 March 2019 -

    Dr. Crystal Abidin Presenting Her Research on Social Media Influencers

    Leading social media researcher Dr. Crystal Abidin from Curtin University (Perth, Australia) visited the Nordic Centre in March 2019, sharing fascinating insights about her research on Instagram…

  • Thursday, 13 December 2018 -

    Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Ethical and Legal Implications

    Eliane Bucher and Christoph Lutz presented ongoing research at the conference on "Artificial Intelligence: Ethical and Legal Implications" in Haifa, Israel.

  • Friday, 23 November 2018 -

    Dr. Ben Marder Discussing Online Review Sites and Emotions

    Dr. Ben Marder from the University of Edinburgh visited the Nordic Centre in mid-November 2018, giving a talk about his research and exchanging experiences with Centre and Department members.

  • Friday, 16 November 2018 -

    A Workshop on Exploring Digital Social Innovation in Norway

    Last week, we had our colleague Andres Lombana from the Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University come over to meet a group of Norwegian social innovators and entrepreneurs, and to organize a…

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.