This symposium took place in December 2017 in Sussex University with funding from the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS). It brought together people from areas like organization theory, information systems, and employment relations to talk about the changes and continuities on work and its management in the gig economy. Together with Dmitrijs Kravcenko, I have talked about the enduring relevant of earlier/classic scholarship to current work dynamics. In particular, how some aspects of Uberization reflect Taylorism and how some of the distress of gig workers echo the one experienced by manual workers during industrialization as documented by Tavistock researchers.
The presentations are available via Talking About Organizations Podcast via this link.
Natalia Levina (NYU Stern) | Gretta Corporaal (Oxford Internet Institute)
Arianna Tassinari (Warwick Business School) | Mareike Mohlmann (Warwick Business School)
Rebecca Prentice (Sussex University) | Dmitrijs Kravcenko (Sussex University)
Sarah O'Connor (Financial Times)