The Political Gig-Economy: Platformed Work and Labor

Attila Marton, Hamid Ekbia

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Abstrakt

The notion of work and labor is changing as digital technologies do not only complement and substitute jobs but also decompose them into tasks coordinated by digital labor platforms. We call upon IS research to critically engage with the political economy of platforms and to study them as mechanisms for the extraction of value, distribution of wealth and power, as well as a particular relationship between humans and machines. To this effect, we explore potential conceptual avenues for such engagement by comparing the platforming of work and labor in the gig-economy with the division of labor found in the workshop and the factory. We conclude the distinct characteristics of the political economy of platforms marked by the hidden or invisible work and labor of participants, and new modes of extracting value from their participation.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
RedaktørerHelmut Krcmar, Jane Fedorowicz, Wai Fong Boh, Jan Marco Leimeister, Sunil Wattal
Antal sider17
UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publikationsdato2019
Artikelnummer2287
ISBN (Elektronisk)9780996683197
StatusUdgivet - 2019
BegivenhedThe 40th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2019: Information Systems - The Heart of Innovation Ecosystems - International Congress Center Munich (ICM), Munich, Tyskland
Varighed: 15 dec. 201918 dec. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 40
https://icis2019.aisconferences.org/

Konference

KonferenceThe 40th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2019
Nummer40
LokationInternational Congress Center Munich (ICM)
Land/OmrådeTyskland
ByMunich
Periode15/12/201918/12/2019
Internetadresse
NavnProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems
ISSN0000-0033

Bibliografisk note

Also published under the title: The Political Gig-Economy: Platformed Work and Labour

Emneord

  • Political economy
  • Work
  • Labor
  • Gig-economy
  • Platforms

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