New Division of Labour: Of Humans, Machines and Platforms

Attila Marton, Hamid R. Ekbia, Lars-Dominik Gruss

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The digitalization of the economy and the rise of platforms has raised many questions about the future of work and labour, often framed in terms of jobs and automation. Against this broad backdrop, we explore and conceptualize the division of labour between humans and machines. In making this distinction, we follow the historical and conceptual transition from the workshop and the factory to the platform as a new locus for value creation and capture, utilizing the gig-economy as a framing device to better grasp the political economy of platforms. We then conclude by proposing a typology of forms of labour (some new, some old), which are engendered by platforms and serve their maintenance and sustenance.
Antal sider23
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedThe 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018: Surprise in and Around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected - Estonian Business School/Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estland
Varighed: 5 jul. 20187 jul. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 34


KonferenceThe 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018
LokationEstonian Business School/Tallinn University

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  • Political platform economy
  • Work
  • Labour
  • Automation
  • Heteromation
  • Gig-economy


Marton, A., Ekbia, H. R., & Gruss, L-D. (2018). New Division of Labour: Of Humans, Machines and Platforms. Afhandling præsenteret på The 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018, Tallinn, Estland.