From Crafting What You Do to Building Resilience for Career Commitment in the Gig Economy

Sut I. Wong*, Dominique Kost, Christian Fieseler

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The present study investigates how individual and collaborative job crafting may help digital labourers to build resilience and career commitment in the gig economy. Results based on a time-lagged survey from 334 digital labourers indicate that those who engaged in higher individual job crafting reported subsequently higher resilience at the outset. Moreover, high collaborative job crafting compensated for low individual crafting efforts in reaching higher resilience and subsequently higher career commitment in the gig economy. Theoretical and practical implications for sustainable careers in the gig economy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalHuman Resource Management Journal
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)918-935
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Career commitment
  • Collaborative job crafting
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Digital labour
  • Gig economy
  • Individual job crafting
  • Resilience

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