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Digital Transformations of Work Conference

With Professor Mark Graham, Professor Vili Lehdonvirta, Guy Standing, Professor Kevin Doogan, Professor Jill Rubery, Professor Saskia Sassen, and Karen Gregory
Date & Time:
09:00 - 16:30,
Thursday 10 March, 2016


As part of the Green Templeton College Future of Work Programme we brought together leading researchers to consider the ways in which digitalisation and the internet are globally transforming work, employment and labour markets.

This one-day conference featured:

  • Professor Saskia Sassen (Columbia University) and Dr Karen Gregory (University of Edinburgh) on digital work and exploitation;
  • Professor Guy Standing (SOAS, University of London) and Professor Mark Graham (University of Oxford) on global precarity and the platform economy;
  • Professor Kevin Doogan (University of Bristol) and Professor Jill Rubery (University of Manchester) on the fragmentation of working time;
  • Dr Brendan Burchell (University of Cambridge) and Dr Vili Lehdonvirta (University of Oxford) on the fragmentation of employment or the rise of digital entrepreneurship.

Recordings from this event:

Digital Labour and Development: New Knowledge Economies or Digital Sweatshops

Rentier Capitalism: Taskers in the Precariat

Digitization And Work: Potentials and Challenges in Low-Wage Labor Markets

Digital Labour and Exploitation: It’s not a Done Deal

Fragmented time and the UK social care sector

Divergent Temporalities: Polarisation or Marginalisation

Digital Jobs in the EU and Self-Employment in Developing Countries

Online Platforms, Diversity and Fragmentation

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