Platform Economy Puzzles: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Gig Work

Jeroen G. Meijerink, Giedo Jansen, Victoria I. Daskalova

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Searching for paid tasks via digital labour platforms, such as Uber, Deliveroo and Fiverr, has become a global phenomenon and the regular source of income for millions of people. In the advent of digital labour platforms, this insightful book sheds new light on familiar questions about tensions between competition and cooperation, short-term gains and long-term success, and private benefits and public costs. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from a range of disciplines, including law, management, psychology, economics, sociology and geography, it pieces together a nuanced picture of the societal challenges posed by the platform economy
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9781839100284
ISBN (Print)9781839100277
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2021

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