Challenges and Potentials of Evaluating Platform Work Against Established Job-Quality Measures

Stefanie Gundert*, Janine Leschke

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Abstract

Working conditions in platform work are often, yet rarely explicitly, assessed according to criteria similar to those applied to the quality of jobs outside the gig economy. In this article the authors argue that future research would benefit from analytical schemes that enable a systematic analysis of working conditions in platform work. They discuss the advantages and challenges of applying existing job-quality frameworks to platform work and present a suggestion for modifications that consider the particularities of platform work. The use of such a novel analytical framework could help systematise evidence from qualitative research, promote the heretofore rare initiatives of quantitative representative data collection, and inspire theoretical developments at the interface of job quality and platform work.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEconomic and Industrial Democracy
Number of pages23
ISSN0143-831X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2023

Bibliographical note

Epub ahead of print. Published online: 30 September 2023.

Keywords

  • Algorithmic management
  • Gig economy
  • Job quality
  • Platform work
  • Working conditions

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