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.

  • 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…

  • Wednesday, 14 November 2018 -

    The Nordic Centre joined the Internet Governance Forum 2018

    As part of this year’s United Nation’s Internet Governance Forum in Paris, we organized a workshop together with our colleagues from Harvard University, Facebook, Google and UNICEF on Emerging Youth…

  • Monday, 12 November 2018 -

    Reshaping Work 2018

    Gemma Newlands and Christoph Lutz attended this year's Reshaping Work Conference, held in Amsterdam. Reshaping Work is an international and multidisciplinary conference that offers a vibrant space…

  • Monday, 12 November 2018 -

    Amsterdam Privacy Conference 2018

    Gemma Newlands, Christoph Lutz, and Shruthi Velidi attended the 2018 Amsterdam Privacy Conference (APC) this October, hosted by the University of Amsterdam. Christoph Lutz presented a paper on the…

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.