Work in the Gig Economy

Work in the Gig Economy

In this Special Issue we examine a more novel type of contingent gig labor: people who find work via digital labor platforms such as Upwork, Uber, Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, and TaskRabbit. These and other labor platforms vary substantially in terms of their target markets and configurations, but all serve as intermediaries between consumers/clients and individuals who provide services.

We're not Uber Control Autonomy and Entrepreneurship in the Gig Economy, Conceptualizing human resource management in the gig economy: Toward a platform ecosystem perspective, Expanding perspectives on gig work and gig workers, Explaining the Decline of Tipping Norms in the Gig Economy, Gig-Workers' Motivation: Thinking Beyond Carrots and Sticks, Mattering in Digital Labor, Mechanical Turk and the Gig Economy: Exploring Differences Between Gig Workers, Platforms as Entrepreneurial Incubators? How Online Labor Markets Shape Work Identity.

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