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Workers of the Internet Unite? Online freelancer organisation among remote gig economy workers

With Dr Alex J Wood
22 Oct 2018
With Dr Alex J Wood

Dr Alex Wood from the Oxford Internet Institute presents findings regarding collective organisation among online freelancers in middle-income countries. Drawing on research in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, we find that the specific nature of the online freelancing labour process gives rise to a distinctive form of organisation, in which social media groups play a central role in structuring communication and unions are absent.

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